David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)


David and Goliath again showcases Gladwell’s facility as an engaging if transparently manipulative storyteller.

Maybe what “David and Goliath” really illustrates is that it’s time for Malcolm Gladwell to find a new shtick.

In the end, "David and Goliath" feels like the work of two very different writers. One is an intelligent thinker who feels the need to illuminate hidden human truths. And the other is a showman, a master of ceremonies shuffling one performer after the other onto a stage, afraid that if he lingers too long on one act, he'll lose his big audience forever.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 01, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 1013 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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