RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 827257589 LA English T1 David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants A1 Gladwell, Malcolm,, YR 2013 SN 9780316204361 0316204366 9780316251785 031625178X 0316239852 9780316239851 AB 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.