David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

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FULL EBOOK - FOR PREVIEW PURPOSE ONLY\r\n\r\nDavid and Goliath (Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants) by Malcolm Gladwell\r\n\r\nBook Description\r\nOfficial Release date: October 1, 2013\r\n\r\nMalcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.\r\n\r\nThree 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. \r\n\r\nOr should he have? \r\n\r\nIn 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.\r\n\r\nGladwell 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. \r\n\r\nIn 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.\r\n\r\n\"Thought-provoking, entertaining, and irresistibly debatable...[Outliers] is another winner from this agile social observer.\" (Christian Science Monitor Heller McAlpin)\r\n\r\nProduct Details\r\nHardcover: 320 pages\r\nPublisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 1, 2013)\r\nLanguage: English\r\nISBN-10: 0316204366\r\nISBN-13: 978-0316204361
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