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Dimensions (Overall): 8.06 Inches (H) x 6.15 Inches (W) x .92 Inches (D)

Weight: .71 Pounds

Number of Pages: 327

Genre: Self Improvement, Psychology

Sub-Genre: Social Psychology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Age Range: Adult

Language: English

Street Date: April 7, 2015
TCIN: 17111153
UPC: 9780316204378
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5500
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



The author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to challenge how we think about obstacles and disadvantage, and to fundamentally reshape the way we think about suffering and adversity.



Book Synopsis



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. He shouldn't have won.

Or should he have?

In David 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 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.



Review Quotes



As always, Gladwell's sweep is breathtaking and thought-provoking.--Joe Nocera, New York Times

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

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

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

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

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

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell explores the dynamics that inform and effect our everyday lives. By analyzing the Biblical account of the clash between David and Goliath, Gladwell presents a bold new interpretation of the lessons we should apply from it.--Today Show

Provocative....David and Goliath is a lean, consuming read.--John Wilwol, San Francisco Chronicle

Truly intriguing and inspiring.--Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times

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



About The Author



Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the Time 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy'sTop Global Thinke
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