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Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, 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? 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, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks. 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 story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
About the Author
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at "The New Yorker" since 1996. Prior to that, he was a reporter at the "Washington Post." He is the author of "The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers," and "What the Dog Saw." Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York.