The Blind Side

The Blind Side Evolution Of A Game

The Blind Side Evolution Of A Game

Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2007-09-17
Total Pages : 339 Pages
ISBN : 9780393330472


I Beat The Odds

I Beat The Odds

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 achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Oher
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-02-07
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781101560037


The Blind Side Movie Tie In Edition Movie Tie In Editions

The Blind Side Movie Tie In Edition Movie Tie In Editions

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2009-10-12
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0393079023


The Blind Side Evolution Of A Game

The Blind Side Evolution Of A Game

"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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2007-09-17
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0393066223


The Blind Side Of Caregivers

The Blind Side Of Caregivers

Based on a personal experience being a caregiver with in depth medical advice regarding chemotherapy, radiotherapy and much more. Also contains personal stories from individuals currently going through their own cancer journey

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Author : Emma Crooke
Publisher :
Release : 2020-12-30
Total Pages : 132 Pages
ISBN : 0645055506


The Blind Side

The Blind Side

Gilman's rough and raw hero rides high once again in his 44th action-packed outing. Edge is forced to take sides when he learns the true colors of the fashionably dressed couple he saw driving through the desert. It seems the pair is in deep with some local rustlers--who don't take well to being cheated.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : George G. Gilman
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
Release : 1992-09-01
Total Pages : 179 Pages
ISBN : 1558176284


The Blind Side Evolution Of A Game

The Blind Side Evolution Of A Game

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 ballerina," the anonymous left tackle, Lewis notes, is now often a team's highest-paid player. Lewis fleshes this out with the colorful saga of left tackle prodigy Michael Oher. An intermittently homeless Memphis ghetto kid taken in by a rich white family and a Christian high school, Oher's preternatural size and agility soon has every college coach in the country courting him obsequiously. 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.

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Release : 2010-01-01
Total Pages : 337 Pages
ISBN : 1606865358


In A Heartbeat

In A Heartbeat

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 remarkable children—Collins and Sean Jr.—who shared their deep Christian faith and their commitment to making a difference. And then one day Leigh Anne met a homeless African-American boy named Michael and decided that her family could be his. She and her husband taught Michael what this book teaches all of us: Everyone has a blind side, but a loving heart always sees a path toward true charity. Michael Oher's improbable transformation could never have happened if Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy had not opened their hearts to him. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspiring book, In a Heartbeat, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love—and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Leigh Anne Tuohy
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2010-07-13
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 1429929014


The Blind Side Of The Heart

The Blind Side Of The Heart

A great family novel, a powerful portrayal of an era, and the story of a fascinating woman.

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Genre : Abandoned children
Author : Julia Franck
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 424 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124163911


The Blind Side Of The Heart

The Blind Side Of The Heart

From the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Brother's Blood, comes a haunting story about an Irish housekeeper who must discover the truth when her friend, the parish priest, is accused of horrible crimes. Maggie Quinn has had her share of misfortune: Having grown up poor and fatherless in Galway, she was forced to quit school early and find work to support her ailing mother and her own child. But when a tragedy of her own making strikes, it is too much for her to bear. Plagued by feelings of guilt and sorrow and by losing her faith in God, she runs from her past; first by fleeing Ireland for America and later by drowning her sorrows with the bottle. Maggie hits rock bottom when she makes an unsuccessful suicide attempt.While recuperating in a hospital bed, she meets the remarkable Father Jack Devlin. With his compassion and love, Maggie once more finds her faith and a reason to live. For the past eighteen years, Maggie has devoted herself to the man who saved her life. But now Father Jack, the beloved if controversial priest in the small town of Hebron Falls, Massachusetts, is accused of having done terrible things to altar boys many years before. At first Maggie is convinced that the accusations are only lies brought out by Father Jack's enemies. Yet as she sifts through the memories of her life with Father Jack, doubts begin to emerge: Could she have been blind to a darker side of her friend all these years? And when new information surfaces regarding the unsolved murder of a young altar boy with possible links to Father Jack, her faith is once again put to the test. Maggie must search her memory and her heart to help her decide what to believe. The Blind Side of the Heart poignantly captures one woman's struggle to remain loyal to a friend while at the same time she is forced to examine her conscience to arrive at the truth.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Michael C. White
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-11-03
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780061976629