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    DescriptionThe young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, 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 such as, say, how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a 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 into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.

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    The Blind Side
    Evolution of a Game
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393061239
    ISBN 10: 039306123X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
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    BIC E4L: SPO
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    DC22: B
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14450
    DC22: 796.33409
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D7
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    B&T Approval Code: A09302040, P09404000
    DC22: 796.332092
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    LC classification: GV939.O44 L49 2006
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    Thema V1.0: SFBD
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    17 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I ll never play like that. But it s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like. --Malcolm Gladwell"