David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants by Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-

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This book uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty and the powerful and the dispossessed. In it the author 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. He begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy (David and Goliath) those many years ago. From there, the book 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--Publisher information.

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  • Published: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
  • ISBN: 9780316204361 :, 0316204366
  • Format: Book
  • Language: English
  • Edition: First Edition.
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  • Physical Description: ix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index.
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Charles Santore Branch MCN 104259620 Floating Adult Hardback New Non Fiction  
Fox Chase Branch MCN 104259620 Floating Adult Hardback New Non Fiction  
Independence Branch 155.24 G455D2 Floating Adult Hardback Adult Department  
Northeast Regional Library 155.24 G455D Floating Adult Hardback Adult Department  
Parkway Central Library 155.24 G455D Adult Hardback Social Science and History Department  
Queen Memorial Library MCN 104259620 Floating Adult Hardback Adult Department  
Walnut Street West MCN 104259620 Floating Adult Hardback New Non Fiction  
Walnut Street West MCN 104259620 Floating Adult Hardback New Non Fiction  

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