The short and tragic life of Robert Peace: a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

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Examines "the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets--and of one's own nature--when he returns home"--Amazon.com.
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subject_facet African American college graduates -- Biography, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, Drug dealers -- New Jersey -- Biography, Hobbs, Jeff, -- 1980- -- Friends and associates, Peace, Robert, -- 1980-2010, Peace, Robert, -- 1980-2011, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society, Working class African Americans -- Biography, Yale University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography
title_display The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League
title_full The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League / Jeff Hobbs, The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League [electronic resource] / Jeff Hobbs
title_short The short and tragic life of Robert Peace :
title_sub a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League
topic_facet African American Nonfiction, African American college graduates, Alumni and alumnae, Biography & Autobiography, Drug dealers, Friends and associates, Hobbs, Jeff, Nonfiction, Peace, Robert, Sociology, Working class African Americans