David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants

October 15, 2013|
David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
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Explore the power of the underdog in Malcolm Gladwell''s dazzling examination of success, motivation, and the role of adversity in shaping our lives.
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. Heshouldn''thave won.

Or should he have?

InDavid and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwellchallenges 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 therealstory of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there,David and Goliathexamines 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,OutliersandWhat the Dog Saw---David and Goliathdraws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of fiveNew York Timesbestsellers:The Tipping Point,Blink, Outliers,What the Dog Saw,andDavid and Goliath.He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcastsRevisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, andBroken Record,whe...
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Title:David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:528 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1.75 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1.75 in
Published:October 15, 2013
Publisher:Little, Brown And Company
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316239851

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