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The Triple Package:How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

Married Yale professors maintain that characteristics of certain cultural groups promote the odds of success in certain areas. For example, an overwhelming percentage of Asian-Americans admitted to Ivy league schools, Mormons as business leaders, and Jewish Nobel Prize winners. Chua - author of the controversial best-seller, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - and Rubenfeld claim that this is no accident but the creation of an atmosphere of distinctiveness, the necessity to achieve something, and the authentic talent for hard work. So what does this mean for our country? This book is sure be a source of many spirited debates in academic circles as well as around the water cooler.