David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Product Number: EB00276893
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316251068
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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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Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
Awards:2014-NonFiction-Winner-Audies,
2013-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2013

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Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
Narrator(s): Malcolm Gladwell
Product Number DD8240
Released: Oct 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611137521
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Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
Narrator(s): Malcolm Gladwell
Product Number Z100065022
Released: Oct 01, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478980469

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