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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
 
 
Author
Malcolm Gladwell.
Publisher Little, Brown  
Format hardcover, First Edition, Signed Bookplate
ISBN 9780316204361
Pages/Publication Date 305/2013
Daedalus Item Code 39011
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(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a giant warrior with only a stone and a sling, and since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory seemed miraculous, but as the author of Outliers, Blink, and The Tipping Point argues here, it was not as improbable as common wisdom would suggest. Challenging how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, Malcolm Gladwell offers 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 mindsets 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.
 
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