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The Book Club is a collaborative effort between the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and the Center for Professional Development & Training and is open to all UNF employees, including OPS and Student Assistants. The Book Club provides employees an opportunity to network with colleagues from other departments and to grow personally and professionally by reading, sharing, and leading discussions. Each term, Book Club members read a book and discuss it over the course of 2 brown bag lunches. Meetings are held from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room, Building 12, Room 2400. Join us for an opportunity to network with others outside of your department, to learn by reading, and to engage in dialogue. Water is provided.
The UNF Book Club will meet in the 2014 Spring Term. (Spring registration opens January 7th.)
The book selection is "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" by Malcolm Gladwell.
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.
should he have?
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.
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.
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.
Previous UNF Book Club Selections
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