Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / Malcolm Gladwell.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? Using stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences.
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction: "Step out of the car!" -- Part one: Spies and diplomats: two puzzles. Fidel Castro's revenge ; Getting to know der Führer -- Part two: Default to truth. The queen of Cuba ; The holy fool ; Case study: The boy in the shower -- Part three: Transparency. The Friends fallacy ; A (short) explanation of the Amanda Knox case ; Case study: The fraternity party -- Part four: Lessons. KSM: what happens when the stranger is a terrorist? -- Part five: Coupling. Sylvia Plath ; Case study: The Kansas City experiments ; Sandra Bland. Part four: Lessons. KSM: what happens when the stranger is a terrorist? Part five: Coupling. Sylvia Plath ; Case study: The Kansas City experiments ; Sandra Bland.
    • Notes:
      Originally published in the USA by Little, Brown and Company 2019.
      Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane 2019.
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780141988498
      0141988495
      0141988509
      9780141988504
    • Accession Number:
      1155621565
      on1155621565
    • Accession Number:
      tas.233630