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    DescriptionIn football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself. In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.


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    Title
    The Blind Side
    Subtitle
    The Evolution of a Game
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lewis, Read by Professor Grover Gardner
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 147 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307715067
    ISBN 10: 030771506X
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WSJS
    DC21: 796.332092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Ingram Subject Code: KN
    Libri: I-KN
    BISAC V2.8: SPO015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D7
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A09302040, P09404000
    DC22: 796.332092
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54450
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV939.O44 L49 2006B
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    13 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Coach, Moneyball, Liar's Poker, and The New New Thing, among other books. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their two daughters.