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    DescriptionThe young man at the centre of this "compelling book" ("The Economist") will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When Michael Lewis introduces him to the reader, he is one of thirteen children by a crack-addicted mother; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday or any of the things a child might learn in school-such as how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a football.He takes up American 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 American football into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Lewis' 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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393330472
    ISBN 10: 0393330478

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    B&T General Subject: 170
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    LC classification: GV939.O44 L49 2007
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    4 pages of photographs
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    02 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MICHAEL LEWIS is the author of the bestsellers Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, and "brilliant" (The Specator), "fascinating story and absorbing read" (The Daily Telegraph), Moneyball (ISBN 978 0 393 32481 5).
    Review quote
    "The Blind Side is a wonderful tale." John Gapper, Financial Times "Lewis has made a habit of writing about sport recently, but sport is really only a subtext for a much more meaningful examination of class and race. I wept at the end, something I have not done at the end of a work of non-fiction for a very long time." Malcolm Gladwell, The Observer, Books of the Year 2006 "The strongest strand of The Blind Side is about sporting strategy. When brain defeats brawn in one of Michael Lewis's books, you can almost hear the prose style lift off." Ed Smith, The Times "[The Blind Side] provides deep insights about sport and America." The Spectator"