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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Category: Book
By (author): Gladwell, Malcolm
Subject:  PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: April 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.37in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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$ 23.50
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From The Publisher*Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, 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?

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, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks.

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 story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
Review Quote*"Truly intriguing and inspiring."-Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
Review Quote*"Provocative....David and Goliath is a lean, consuming read."-John Wilwol, San Francisco Chronicle
Review Quote*"As always, Gladwell's sweep is breathtaking and thought-provoking."-Joe Nocera, New York Times
Review Quote*"Fascinating....Gladwell is a master of synthesis. This perennially bestselling author prides himself on radical re-thinking and urges the rest of us to follow suit."-Heller McAlpin, Washington Post
Review Quote*"What propels the book, like all of Gladwell's writing, is his intoxicating brand of storytelling. He is the master of mixing familiar elements with surprise counter-intuitions, and then seasoning with a sprinkling of scientific evidence....Gladwell is a master craftsman, an outlier amongst authors."-Rob Brooks, Huffington Post
Review Quote*"Gladwell's most provocative book yet. David and Goliath challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, drawing upon history, psychology, and powerful narrative talent to rethink how we view the world around us and how to deal with the challenges life throws at us."-Susanne Jaffe, Columbus Dispatch
Review Quote*"Gladwell has made a career out of questioning conventional wisdom, and here he examines the allegedly unlikely triumph of the weak over the mighty and shows it's not so unlikely after all. 4 stars."-Judith Newman, People Magazine
Review Quote*"Engrossing.... Gladwell's singular gift is animating the experience of his subjects. He has an uncanny ability to simplify without being simplistic: clean and vivid Strunk and White prose in the service of peerless storytelling."-David Takami, Seattle Times
Review Quote*"Contemporary society can't escape history when Malcolm Gladwell explains the world as he does with David and Goliath."-Jane Henderson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch