ix, 305 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, and the powerful and the dispossessed.
Introduction: Goliath: "Am I a dog that you should come to me with sticks?" -- Pt. 1: Advantages of disadvantages (and the disadvantages of advantages). Vivek Ranadivé: "It was really random. I mean, my father had never played basketball before" ; Teresa DeBrito: "My largest class was twenty-nine kids. Oh, it was fun" ; Caroline Sacks: "If I'd gone to the University of Maryland, I'd still be in science" -- Pt. 2: Theory of desirable difficulty. David Boies: "You wouldn't wish dyslexia on your child. Or would you?" ; Emil "]ay" Freireich: "How Jay did it, I don't know" ; Wyatt Walker: "De rabbit is de slickest o' all de animals de Lawd ever made" -- Pt. 3: Limits of power. Rosemary Lawlor: "I wasn't born that way. This was forced upon me" ; Wilma Derksen: "We have all done something dreadful in our lives, or have felt the urge to" ; André Trocmé: "We feel obliged to tell you that there are among us a certain number of Jews."