The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs


Reviewed by Marcy (Library Staff)

Incredible telling of an intelligent, kind man’s journey to fit in to two worlds – that of a boy raised by a single, struggling mom and an incarcerated father from East Philly and that of a Yale graduate working in Microbiology and advanced science. As the title suggests he does meet his tragic end and I was left with a wide and clear understanding of what its like to fight the battle, literally and figuratively, of a black man struggling despite opportunity. The book is detailed and yet the author takes you on the journey and you don’t want to stop.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (921 PEACE)

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