The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

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What does the untimely death of one man mean?

Robert Peace was born outside Newark in a ghetto known as "Illtown." His unwed mother worked long hours in a kitchen. His charismatic father was later convicted of a double murder. Peace's intellectual brilliance and hard-won determination earned him a full scholarship to Yale University. At college, while majoring in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, he straddled the world of academia and the world of the street, never revealing his full self in either place. Upon graduation from Yale, he went home to teach at the Catholic...

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Angela Pham A non-fiction tragedy. Don’t read the reviews, which often spoil the twist in the middle of the book. This story teaches you to figure out what elements of your past to let go of, and which to hold on to. And how to understand the fragile rungs in climbing the socioeconomic class ladder. (Source)

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