Book review: Jeff Hobbs’ ‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

October 23, 2014 10:28 PM

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Book review: Jeff Hobbs’ ‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

There’s one word in the title of Jeff Hobbs’ new biography of his friend Robert Peace that doesn’t quite belong there: “tragic.”

The book tells the story of Peace, the son of a cash-strapped single mother. Hobbs met Peace when both were students at Yale. Nine years after they graduated together, Peace was shot and killed in Newark.

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