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PENGUIN GROUP USA "Gang Leader for a Day" Book

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  • Age group and grade: Ages 18+ years and grades adult
  • Language: English
  • Title: "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets"

PENGUIN GROUP USA "Gang Leader for a Day" Book narrates the full story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced and is written by Sudhir Venkatesh.

PENGUIN GROUP USA "Gang Leader for a Day" Book describes the author's grad student idealism and his friendship with gang leader JT. Book tells the story of the complicated friendship that develops between Venkatesh and JT.

  • Age group and grade: Ages 18+ years and grades adult
  • Language: English
  • Title: "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets"
  • Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Subject: Social scientists and psychologists/biography - general
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Size: 8.4"H x 5.4"W x 0.7"D
  • Audience: General
  • Examining the morally ambiguous, highly intricate and often corrupt struggle to survive in an urban war zone
  • It is an absolutely incredible book
  • Including the challenges confronting parents in a drug-infested and violent social environment, is disturbing
  • Story of the complicated friendship that develops between Venkatesh and JT - 2 young and ambitious men a universe apart
  • Reminds us that there continue to be separate and unequal americas that ultimately impact us all
  • Rich with original information and insights on poor families, drug dealers and even the police

Book FormatPaperback

Number of Pages in Book320

Book LanguageEnglish

Book Reading LevelGraduate School

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