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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication date October 1, 2013
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611137521
ISBN-10 1611137527
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 6 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.

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 Gladwell 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.

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.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Little Brown & Co (October 15, 2013)
9780316239851 | details & prices | 512 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $31.00
About: Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.
from Gardners Books (October 3, 2013); titled "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants"
9781846145810 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $27.90
This edition also contains David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
About: About the bookbeing small is not the same as being weak and those considered insignificant can often turn into revolutionaries.
from Little Brown & Co (October 1, 2013)
9780316204361 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $29.00
About: Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.
Paperback
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from Back Bay Books (April 7, 2015)
9780316204378 | details & prices | 327 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.00
This edition also contains David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
About: Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback.
Int edition from Hachette Book Group USA (November 7, 2013)
9780316251785 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $16.00
This edition also contains David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
About: New, never read!
With Ed McBain | Reprint edition from Avon Books (April 1, 1991); titled "Death of a Nurse"
9780380711253 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.50
This edition also contains David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Death of a Nurse
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CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781611137521
 
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Unabridged edition from Hachette Audio (October 1, 2013)
9781611137521 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $40.00
About: Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.

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