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The blind side : evolution of a game

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michael Oher; Michael Oher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lewis
ISBN: 039306123X 9780393061239
OCLC Number: 70884918
Awards: Joint winner for YALSA Alex Award 2007.
Description: 299 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Back story --
The market for football players --
Crossing the line --
The blank slate --
Death of a lineman --
Inventing Michael --
The pasta coach --
Character courses --
Birth of a star --
The egg bowl --
Freak of nurture --
And Moses stuttered.
Responsibility: Michael Lewis.
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By the author of the bestselling Moneyball: in football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.  Read more...

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