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David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants

By Malcolm Gladwell, 1963-

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.

Format: Book
Author: Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
Title: David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants / Malcolm Gladwell.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Motivation (Psychology) Struggle -- Psychological aspects. Opportunity. Success
Isbn: 9780316204361 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 18
Call Number: 155.24 Gla
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Format: Book
Author: Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
Title: David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants / Malcolm Gladwell.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: ix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subjects: Motivation (Psychology)
Subjects: Struggle -- Psychological aspects.
Subjects: Opportunity.
Subjects: Success
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index.
LCCN: 2013032014
ISBN: 9780316204361 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 18
Call Number: 155.24 Gla