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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6 Available, 5 Not Available

Library: Call Number: Material: Shelf Location: Due Date: Notes:
Parkway Central Library 155.24 G455D Adult Hardback Education, Philosophy, and Religion  
Philadelphia City Institute 155.24 G455D Floating Adult Hardback Adult Department  
Queen Memorial Library MCN 104259620 Floating Adult Hardback Adult Department  
Wadsworth Avenue Branch 155.24 G455D Adult Paperback Adult Department  
Walnut Street West MCN 104259620 Floating Adult Hardback New Non Fiction  
Wynnefield Branch 155.24 G455D2 Floating Adult Hardback Adult Department  

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reviewed by LaBae D on Apr 28, 2015

It’s safe to say that I am a huge fan of Malcolm Gladwell having read his entire literary collection. My favorite by far is still his 2011 release 'Outliers'. However, David and Goliath did not disappoint.

What you will not find in Gladwell's writing is an in-depth review of a one particular topic, however, imbedded in the fabric of the book are compelling historical narratives ingeniously weaved together to offer the reader an analysis that would otherwise not be relatable.

Highly recommended!

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