The Resource 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, Jeff Hobbs

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The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League
Title
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace
Title remainder
a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Hobbs
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A heartfelt, and riveting biography of 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<U+0080>́<U+0094>and of one<U+0080>́<U+0099>s own nature<U+0080>́<U+0094>when he returns home. When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert<U+0080>́<U+0099>s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics. But it didn<U+0080>́<U+0099>t get easier. Robert carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence, <U+0080>́<U+009C>fronting<U+0080>́<U+009D> in Yale, and at home
  • A heartfelt, and riveting biography of 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<U+0080�><U+0094>and of one<U+0080�><U+0099>s own nature<U+0080�><U+0094>when he returns home. When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert<U+0080�><U+0099>s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics. But it didn<U+0080�><U+0099>t get easier. Robert carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence, <U+0080�><U+009C>fronting<U+0080�><U+009D> in Yale, and at home
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hobbs, Jeff
Dewey number
  • 974.9/044092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1220L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E185.97.P38
LC item number
H63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peace, Robert
  • Hobbs, Jeff
  • Yale University
  • Working class African Americans
  • African American college graduates
  • Drug dealers
Label
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League, Jeff Hobbs
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781476731919
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014001213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014001213
  • 691945
Label
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League, Jeff Hobbs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781476731919
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014001213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014001213
  • 691945

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