Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

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Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

by Michael Lewis

WW Norton | August 28, 2007 | Trade Paperback

Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.48 × 0.87 in

Published: August 28, 2007

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393330478

ISBN - 13: 9780393330472

Found in: Sports and Fitness

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from QBs best friend Chronicle of the emergence of the Left Tackle position in football. Enjoyed Lewis' explanation and historical context of the importance of the position in the pro-game. Not so sure about the parallel storyline he presents us with regarding Michael Oher. I'm highly suspect of Lewis' insinuation that the Touhy's took in Oher in an attempt to steer him to Ole' Miss, their alma mater. Overall, Moneyball was a much better read, but Lewis' does a decent job here.
Date published: 2006-12-30

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Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

by Michael Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.48 × 0.87 in

Published: August 28, 2007

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393330478

ISBN - 13: 9780393330472

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Editorial Reviews

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“ ?is as insightful and moving a meditation on class inequality in America as I have ever read—although to put it that way, I realize, makes it sound deadly dull. It isn''t.”

“Lewis''s overview of the evolution of NFL strategy... is not only sound but shrewder than that of many so-called football insiders who can''t see the forest for the trees.”

“[Lewis] is advancing a new genre of journalism.”

“ ?works on three levels. First as a shrewd analysis of the NFL; second, as an exposé of the insanity of big-time college football recruiting; and, third, as a moving portrait of the positive effect that love, family, and education can have in reversing the path of a life that was destined to be lived unhappily and, most likely, end badly.”

“Combining a tour de force of sports analysis with a piquant ethnography of the South''s pigskin mania, Lewis probes the fascinating question of whether football is a matter of brute force or subtle intellect.”