New For Fall: Nonfiction Books To Add To Your Reading List

November 9, 2014 2:00 PM
New For Fall: Nonfiction Books To Add To Your Reading List

" Fall has officially arrived and the chilly weather just makes us want to curl up by the crackling fire with a great book. So put the hot chocolate on the stove and cut yourself a slice a pie because our sister company Simon & Schuster is at it again with these riveting true stories to help pass the long autumn evenings.

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League By Jeff Hobbs

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Robert Peace’s young life was spent on the drug-infested, crime-ridden streets of Newark, New Jersey, with an imprisoned father and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. A brilliant student, he went on to graduate from Yale with degrees in molecular biochemistry and biophysics before he was murdered at age 30, the victim of a gang-related drug assassination. Written by his friend and college roommate, this intimate portrait of Robert Peace’s life encompasses America’s most enduring conflicts: race, poverty, drugs, education, friendship, family, and the collision of two irreconcilable worlds. But most all, it is the story of one brilliant young man whose violent end is heartbreaking, powerful and unforgettable "

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