The Blind Side  Evolution of a Game
Score: 4
From 1,059 Ratings

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2007-09-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0393066223


The Blind Side Evolution of a Game Book Description :

"Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York Times When we first meet Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side....

I Beat The Odds
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

I Beat The Odds


  • Author : Michael Oher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101560037


I Beat The Odds Book Description :

The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to...

The Blind Side  Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game


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  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
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  • ISBN 10 : 1606865358


The Blind Side Evolution of a Game Book Description :

Starred Review. As he did so memorably for baseball in Moneyball, Lewis takes a statistical X-ray of the hidden substructure of football, outlining the invisible doings of unsung players that determine the outcome more than the showy exploits of point scorers. In his sketch of the gridiron arms race, first came the modern, meticulously choreographed passing offense, then the ferocious defensive pass rusher whose bone-crunching quarterback sacks demolished the best-laid passing game, and finally the rise of the left tackle?the offensive lineman tasked with protecting the quarterback from the pass rusher?whose presence is felt only through the game-deciding absence of said sacks. A rare creature combining 300 pounds of bulk with "the body control of a ...

The Blind Side  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions
Score: 4
From 1,089 Ratings

The Blind Side Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-10-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393079023


The Blind Side Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions Book Description :

The book behind the Academy award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw—over one million copies sold. When we first meet him, Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read and write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability, his blind side....

In a Heartbeat
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

In a Heartbeat


  • Author : Leigh Anne Tuohy
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-07-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 1429929014


In a Heartbeat Book Description :

For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in The Blind Side tells their own deeply inspiring story First came the bestselling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words. For Leigh Anne and Sean, it all begins with family. Leigh Anne, the daughter of a tough-as-nails U.S. Marshal, decided early on that her mission was to raise children who would become "cheerful givers." Sean, who grew up poor, believed that one day he could provide a home that would be "a place of miracles." Together, they raised two remar...

Bar  a
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Bar a


  • Author : Graham Hunter
  • Publisher : BackPage Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-13
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780956497154


Bar a Book Description :

FC Barcelona are the greatest football team in the world, the greatest for a generation and possibly the greatest of all time. This is the inside story of how the team came to redefine how the game is played, told by the journalist closer to it than any other. This edition contains a new epilogue reflecting on the departure of Pep Guardiola and Spain's victory at Euro 2012....

The Money Culture
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Money Culture


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0393066797


The Money Culture Book Description :

The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade....

The Barcelona Inheritance

The Barcelona Inheritance


  • Author : Jonathan Wilson
  • Publisher : Nation Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781568588537


The Barcelona Inheritance Book Description :

From Cruyff's "Total Football" to the epic rivalry between Guardiola and Mourinho, a gripping chronicle of the rise and fall of Barcelona's dominance in world soccer. Barcelona's style of play--pressing and possessing--is the single biggest influence on modern soccer. In The Barcelona Inheritance, Jonathan Wilson reveals how and why this came to pass, offering a deep analysis of the evolution of soccer tactics and style. In the late 1990s, Johan Cruyff's Dream Team was disintegrating and the revolutionary manager had departed, but his style gave birth to a new generation of thinkers, including Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho. Today, their teams are first and second in the Premier League, marking the latest installment in a rivalry that can be traced...

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-06-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393071383


Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it....

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780393082241


Boomerang Travels in the New Third World Book Description :

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American ...