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


Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition

Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition

Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : H.G. Bissinger
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 2015-08-11
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780306824227


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

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


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


Boomerang Travels In The New Third World

Boomerang Travels In The New Third World

“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 reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-10-03
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780393082241


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 : 9781846552120


The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot

"The Blind Spot" by Homer Eon Flint is a science fiction novel. The story concerns an interdimensional doorway between worlds. Some close friends make their way into the quest to solve the mystery of a professor who disappeared in a strange way.The missing person is said to have crossed into "The Blind Spot".

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Homer Eon Flint
Publisher : DigiCat
Release : 2022-06-02
Total Pages : 257 Pages
ISBN : EAN:8596547051220


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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Product Details :

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