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    • Gang Leader for a Day

    • A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
    • By: Sudhir Venkatesh
    • Narrated by: Reg Rogers, Sudhir Venkatesh, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810

    The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatest managed to gain entree into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this one first

    • By DanO on 01-15-08

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Floating City

    • A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy
    • By: Sudhir Venkatesh
    • Narrated by: Sudhir Venkatesh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Sudhir Venkatesh, acclaimed sociologist at Columbia University and author of Gang Leader for a Day, returns to the streets to connect the dots of New York's divergent economic worlds and crack the code of the city's underground economy. Based on Venkatesh's interviews with prostitutes and socialites, immigrants and academics, high end drug bosses and street-level dealers, Floating City exposes the underground as the city's true engine of social transformation and economic prosperity - revealing a wholly unprecedented vision of New York.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, poor, drugs, and escorts

    • By Javier on 11-19-15

    Regular price: $24.50