David and Goliath

David and Goliath : Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of "The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, "and "What the Dog Saw, " offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He "shouldn't "have won. Or should he have? In "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell" "challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the "real" story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, "David and Goliath" examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---"The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers" and "What the Dog Saw---""David and Goliath" draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 144.78 x 205.74 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0316204366
  • 9780316204361
  • 43,020

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"Contemporary society can't escape history when Malcolm Gladwell explains the world as he does with "David and Goliath.""---Jane Henderson, "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

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About Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at "The" "New Yorker "since 1996. He is the author of "The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, " and "What the Dog Saw. "Prior to joining "The New Yorker, "he was a reporter at the "Washington Post. "Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York.

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