David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
0316204366, 9780316204361 (hardcover)
Physical Desc
ix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Status

Description

Loading Description...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Forest Hill Public Library - Adult Section155.24 GLAOn Shelf
HASLET - Nonfiction155.2 GLAOn Shelf

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Language
English

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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. -- From book jacket.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gladwell, M. (2013). David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. 2013. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2013.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.