The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393079023

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

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The book behind the Academy award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw—over one million copies sold. When we first meet him, 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 and 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 into a game where 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.

Quicklet on The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

Author: Amy Holwerda

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 161464795X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 59

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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the year 1960. He attended Princeton University and graduated with a BA in Art History. After a few years in the banking industry, Lewis left his lucrative position to write his first novel, Liar's Poker (1989) and to find work as a financial journalist. Liar's Poker was a semi-autobiographical novel focused on Lewis' experiences at Salomon Brothers. He continued the financial theme in his sophomore novel, The New, New Thing (1999) before transitioning to the sports-centered theme found in The Blind Side with his novel Moneyball (2003), which focused on the success of Billy Beane and the Oakland A's. Lewis' success has been far-reaching. As a regular contributor for such periodicals as The New Yorker, The New Republic, Slate, Conde Nast, and Vanity Fair, famed novelist Tom Wolfe called Lewis one of the two top "writers to watch" in 2010. The Blind Side is the story of high school footballer Michael Oher rising from the clutches of poverty to rise to fame as a first-pick draft choice for the NFL. When the book was first released in 2006, it quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In 2009, the book was adapted into a film. The film earned a slew of award nominations, from the Teen Choice Awards to the Academy Awards. Sandra Bullock, who portrayed the tough-as-nails Leigh Anne Tuohy, won an Oscar.

A Bit on the Blind Side

Author: Geraldine Murfin-Shaw

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326774115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

View: 8088


Downing tools in the allotment where they have toiled for the last six years, Valerie and her husband Wolfram decide to cycle to Germany to visit his mother. Before they leave, Val's guide the Aztec Priest appears among the bean rows and tells her this will be a Vision Quest - and so it turns out to be, not least due to their involvement in Channel 4's 'Real Holiday Show'. In spite of the dangers they encounter on this trip they develop an appetite for foreign parts and embark on many subsequent cycling adventures, all of which turn out more or less disastrously. Travel with them as they ride through France, Italy and their beloved Black Forest - the stoic Val shouting instructions from behind as the hapless blind Wolf does his best to avoid hitting anything. Share their horrors and delights at the larger-than-life characters they meet abroad and the comradeship of their Asian neighbours on the allotments. A heartwarming and spiritual tale of two lives inextricably intertwined - until Fate intervened.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8284


"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 Times When 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.

The Blind Side of Public Debt Spikes

Author: Laura Jaramillo,Mr.Carlos Mulas-Granados,Elijah Kimani

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1475545045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 5986


What explains public debt spikes since the end of WWII? To answer this question, this paper identifies 179 debt spike episodes from 1945 to 2014 across advanced and developing countries. We find that debt spikes are not rare events and their probability increases with time. We then show that large public debt spikes are neither driven by high primary deficits nor by output declines but instead by sizable stock-flow adjustments (SFAs). We also find that SFAs are poorly forecasted, which can affect debt sustainability analyses, and are associated with a higher probability of suffering non-declining debt paths in the aftermath of public debt spikes.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393330478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 2152


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.

Periodization in Rugby

Author: Tudor Bompa,Frederick Claro

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841262536

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

View: 3706


RUGBY FOOTBALL. Rugby, as with most other team sports, is a game of technical finesse, tactical boldness, and refined and complex physical development. "Periodization in Rugby" addresses one of the most crucial elements of the sport - physical conditioning.Utilizing the revolutionary training techniques developed by Tudor Bompa - the father of modern sports periodization - this superb volume presents readers with proven training principles, an overview of the fundamentals of rugby, and an explanation of the physiological demands of the sport and how they impact on training. It also features short term and annual training plans, with numerous drills and exercises to improve the skills of all players, as well as expert tips on recovery and nutrition.

Report

Author: United States. Bureau of Fisheries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fish culture

Page: N.A

View: 4136


A Guide to Rugby by Rugby Players - Including Chapters on Basic Ball Skills, Forward Tactics, Attacking Moves for the Backs, Training Regimes and a History of the Game

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473390877

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8786


A game of rugby can often look hectic and confusing to the uninitiated but it is a game of technique, skill and tactics. This guide is a comprehensive look at the skills required for anybody wishing to learn the game, from the history of rugby, position specific advice, training and a collection of photographs of rugby in action. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.