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    DescriptionMalcolm 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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    Title
    David and Goliath
    Subtitle
    Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcolm Gladwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316204361
    ISBN 10: 0316204366
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JMS
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15340
    B&T Approval Code: A11700000, A11330000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY023000
    DC21: 155.24
    DC22: 155.2/4, 155.24
    BISAC V2.8: PSY003000
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    Thema V1.0: JMH, JMS
    LC classification: BF503 .G53 2013
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "In "David and Goliath", Malcolm Gladwell explores the dynamics that inform and effect our everyday lives. By analyzing the Biblical account of the clash between David and Goliath, Gladwell presents a bold new interpretation of the lessons we should apply from it." ---"Today Show"