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David and goliath [electronic resource] : Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Malcolm Gladwell.

Gladwell, Malcolm. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781478980469 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2013.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Summary, etc.: We all know that underdogs can win—that's what the David versus Goliath legend tells us, and we've seen it with our own eyes. Or have we? In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell, with his unparalleled ability to grasp connections others miss, uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed. Gladwell examines the battlefields of Northern Ireland and Vietnam, takes us into the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, and digs into the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms all in an attempt to demonstrate how fundamentally we misunderstand the true meaning of advantages and disadvantages. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? When does a disability leave someone better off? Do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? Why are the childhoods of people at the top of one profession after another marked by deprivation and struggle?
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 197181 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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