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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
By Michael Lewis and Grover Gardner (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date October 13, 2009
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307715067
ISBN-10 030771506X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 6.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $20.00
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 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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Paperback
Book cover for 9780393338386 Book cover for 9780393351460
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 28, 2017)
9780393351460 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
About: "Lewis has such a gift for storytelling .
1 mti rep edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 12, 2009)
9780393338386 | details & prices | 339 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Excellent Book
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780307715067
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Grover Gardner (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (October 13, 2009)
9780307715067 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $20.00
About: In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606144896
 
from Turtleback Books (September 4, 2007)
9780606144896 | details & prices | 339 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.70
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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