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020 _a9780393330472
082 _a796.332092
100 _aLewis, Michael
245 _aThe blind side: evolution of a game
_cLewis, Michael
260 _bW.W. Norton & Co.
_aNew York
300 _a339 p.
504 _a Table of contents: 1.Back story 2.The market for football players 3.Crossing the line 4. The blank slate 5. Death of a lineman 6. Inventing Michael 7. The pasta coach 8. Character courses 9. Birth of a star 10. The egg bowl 11. Freak of nurture 12. And Moses stuttered.
520 _a"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 TimesWhen 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. (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?id=8283)
650 _aFootball players - United States - Biography
650 _aOher, Michael
650 _aUniversity of Mississippi - Football
650 _aCollege sports - United States
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