David and Goliath
Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/30/2013)
Paperback, Spanish (10/31/2013)
Compact Disc (10/1/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (10/15/2013)
Paperback, Chinese (12/23/2013)
Paperback, Vietnamese (4/1/2014)
MP3 CD (10/1/2013)
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.
Praise For David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants…
"Provocative....David and Goliath is a lean, consuming read."—John Wilwol, San Francisco Chronicle
"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
"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
"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
Back Bay Books, 9780316204378, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2015