The Blind Side Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side  Evolution of a Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2007-09-17
ISBN: 0393330478
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game Book Excerpt:

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.

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-08-21
ISBN: 9780393351460
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Side Book Excerpt:

In the book behind the Academy Award-winning film, we first meet Michael Oher as one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack. He does not know his real name, 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 change him: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Oher becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side  Evolution of a Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-09-17
ISBN: 9780393066227
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game Book Excerpt:

"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 Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

The Blind Side  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2009-10-12
ISBN: 0393079023
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Side Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions Book Excerpt:

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.

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
Author: Michael M. Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780329907174
Category: College sports
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quicklet on The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

Quicklet on The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
Author: Amy Holwerda
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2011-12-14
ISBN: 161464795X
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on The Blind Side by Michael Lewis Book Excerpt:

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.

Cinematic Faith

Cinematic Faith
Author: William D. Romanowski
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN: 1493418203
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinematic Faith Book Excerpt:

This engaging book explores how Christians can most profitably and critically hear, read, and view popular culture through the lens of film. William Romanowski highlights the benefits of a faith-informed approach to cinema that centers on art and perspective and shows how Christian faith contributes to the moviegoing experience, leading to a deeper understanding of movies and life. The book draws examples from classic and contemporary American movies and includes illustrative film stills. Additional resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

American Sports A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

American Sports  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  4 volumes
Author: Murry R. Nelson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1573
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN: 0313397538
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Sports A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.

The Games That Changed the Game

The Games That Changed the Game
Author: Ron Jaworski,David Plaut,Greg Cosell
Publsiher: ESPN
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN: 0345517970
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Games That Changed the Game Book Excerpt:

Professional football in the last half century has been a sport marked by relentless innovation. For fans determined to keep up with the changes that have transformed the game, close examination of the coaching footage is a must. In The Games That Changed the Game, Ron Jaworski—pro football’s #1 game-tape guru—breaks down the film from seven of the most momentous contests of the last fifty years, giving readers a drive-by-drive, play-by-play guide to the evolutionary leaps that define the modern NFL. From Sid Gillman’s development of the Vertical Stretch, which launched the era of wide-open passing offenses, to Bill Belichick’s daring defensive game plan in Super Bowl XXXVI, which enabled his outgunned squad to upset the heavily favored St. Louis Rams and usher in the New England Patriots dynasty, the most cutting-edge concepts come alive again through the recollections of nearly seventy coaches and players. You’ll never watch NFL football the same way again.

Sport and Film

Sport and Film
Author: Seán Crosson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 1135167451
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and Film Book Excerpt:

The sports film has become one of commercial cinema's most recognizable genres. From classic boxing films such as Raging Bull (1980) to soccer-themed box-office successes like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), the sports film stands at the interface of two of our most important cultural forms. This book examines the social, historical and ideological significance of representations of sport in film internationally, an essential guide for all students and enthusiasts of sport, film, media and culture. Sport and Film traces the history of the sports film, from the beginnings of cinema in the 1890s, its consolidation as a distinct fiction genre in the mid 1920s in Hollywood films such as Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman (1925), to its contemporary manifestation in Oscar-winning films such as Million Dollar Baby (2004) and The Fighter (2010). Drawing on an extensive range of films as source material, the book explores key issues in the study of sport, film and wider society, including race, social class, gender and the legacy of 9/11. It also offers an invaluable guide to 'reading' a film, to help students fully engage with their source material. Comprehensive, authoritative and accessible, this book is an important addition to the literature in both film and media studies, sport studies and cultural studies more generally.

Football For Dummies

Football For Dummies
Author: Howie Long,John Czarnecki
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2019-06-12
ISBN: 1119553008
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Football For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Are you ready for some football? New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies. This new edition is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium. With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences. Tackle football basics and enjoy America’s favorite sport Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies Football For Dummies has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.

Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing

Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing
Author: Jared Sexton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 3319661701
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing Book Excerpt:

This book offers a critical survey of film and media representations of black masculinity in the early twenty-first-century United States, between President George W. Bush’s 2001 announcement of the War on Terror and President Barack Obama’s 2009 acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. It argues that images of black masculine authority have become increasingly important to the legitimization of contemporary policing and its leading role in the maintenance of an antiblack social order forged by racial slavery and segregation. It examines a constellation of film and television productions—from Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day to John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side to Barry Jenkin's Moonlight—to illuminate the contradictory dynamics at work in attempts to reconcile the promotion of black male patriarchal empowerment and the preservation of gendered antiblackness within political and popular culture.

Night Owl Reviews Magazine Issue 2

Night Owl Reviews Magazine  Issue 2
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Night Owl Reviews
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Owl Reviews Magazine Issue 2 Book Excerpt:

Hitting the Wall

Hitting the Wall
Author: David Payne
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 160957950X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitting the Wall Book Excerpt:

Hitting the Wall is an inevitable component of the passage of life and a necessary ingredient in the journey of faith. Each wall is unique and embraces such words as brokenness and pain. But each wall carries the potential of positive change in your life.When life stops working and you lie broken and confused at the wall, this book will open your heart to a profound hope in a loving, all-knowing God. Hitting the Wall will open up a new perspective that will empower you to begin to move forward again. There is usually no quick fix for the wall. Rather, you have to begin a slow, steady growth over it. This book will nourish that growth.Many words describe David Payne: Husband. Father. Grandparent. Pastor. Teacher. Historian. David brings with him thirty-four years of pastoral experience. He is the lead and founding pastor of The Campus, a growing multi-site church in Aurora, Ontario. He has pastored this same church for twenty-six years. David draws from his own personal journey to the wall. He recounts authentic stories of woundedness and recovery that will resonate with you. You will walk in the footsteps of biblical characters and vividly encounter their walls with them. David draws from a lifetime of Bible study as well as extensive travel in biblical lands, studying the sites, people, and culture. He shares insights and perspective that will help you along your faith journey when you hit that inevitable wall. A must read."Thanks to David Payne for providing compassionate insight into the amazing ways God uses the walls of human failure and brokenness for His glory. Hitting the Wall will breathe grace and hope into the weary hearts of Christians who are immobilized with brokenness and confusion."-Amy Shelor, editor

Reality Rules II A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests

Reality Rules II  A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests
Author: Elizabeth Fraser
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-10-08
ISBN: 1610692926
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality Rules II A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests Book Excerpt:

A must-have resource for librarians, teachers, and parents on the popular and growing area of teen nonfiction—a genre now mandated by the Common Core Standards.

A Companion to the Biopic

A Companion to the Biopic
Author: Deborah Cartmell,Ashley D. Polasek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 1119554799
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Biopic Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive reference text of theoretical and historical discourse on the biopic film The biopic, often viewed as the most reviled of all film genres, traces its origins to the early silent era over a century ago. Receiving little critical attention, biopics are regularly dismissed as superficial, formulaic, and disrespectful of history. Film critics, literary scholars and historians tend to believe that biopics should be artistic, yet accurate, true-to-life representations of their subjects. Moviegoing audiences, however, do not seem to hold similar views; biopics continue to be popular, commercially viable films. Even the genre’s most ardent detractors will admit that these films are often very watchable, particularly due to the performance of the lead actor. It is increasingly common for stars of biographical films to garner critical praise and awards, driving a growing interest in scholarship in the genre. A Companion to the Biopic is the first global and authoritative reference on the subject. Offering theoretical, historical, thematic, and performance-based approaches, this unique volume brings together the work of top scholars to discuss the coverage of the lives of authors, politicians, royalty, criminals, and pop stars through the biopic film. Chapters explore evolving attitudes and divergent perspectives on the genre with topics such as the connections between biopics and literary melodramas, the influence financial concerns have on aesthetic, social, or moral principles, the merger of historical narratives with Hollywood biographies, stereotypes and criticisms of the biopic genre, and more. This volume: Provides a systematic, in-depth analysis of the biopic and considers how the choice of historical subject reflects contemporary issues Places emphasis on films that portray race and gender issues Explores the uneven boundaries of the genre by addressing what is and is not a biopic as well as the ways in which films simultaneously embrace and defy historical authenticity Examines the distinction between reality and ‘the real’ in biographical films Offers a chronological survey of biopics from the beginning of the 20th century A Companion to the Biopic is a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and students of history, film studies, and English literature, as well as those in disciplines that examine interpretations of historical figures

Focus On 100 Most Popular African American Players of American Football

Focus On  100 Most Popular African American Players of American Football
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus On 100 Most Popular African American Players of American Football Book Excerpt:

Movies in the Age of Obama

Movies in the Age of Obama
Author: David Garrett Izzo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1442241306
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies in the Age of Obama Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help, Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Mist, Invictus, Black Dynamite, and The Great Gatsby.

The Innovation Butterfly

The Innovation Butterfly
Author: Edward G. Anderson Jr.,Nitin R. Joglekar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 146143131X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovation Butterfly Book Excerpt:

Product and service innovations are the result of mutually interacting creative and coordination tasks within a system that has to balance technical decisions, marketplace taste, personnel management, and stakeholder commitment. The constituent elements of such systems are often scattered across multiple firms and across the globe and constitute a complex system consisting of many interacting parts. In the spirit of the "butterfly effect", metaphorically describing the sensitivity to initials conditions of chaotic systems, this book builds an argument that "innovation butterflies" can, in the short term, take up significant amounts of effort and sap efficiencies within individual innovation projects. Such "innovation butterflies" can be prompted by external forces such as government legislation or unexpected spikes in the price of basic goods (such as oil), unexpected shifts in market tastes, or from a company manager’s decisions or those of its competitors. Even the smallest change, the smallest disruption, to this system can steer a firm down an unpredictable and irreversibly different path in terms of technology and market evolution. In the long term, they can shift the balance of the entire innovation portfolio into unplanned directions. More importantly, we describe how innovation leaders can influence the emergent behavior of the system for good or ill. The first half of the book draws parallels from physics, economics, and sociology as well as evidence from multiple industries to describe the structural and behavioral causes of emergent phenomena in innovation settings as well as their often negative impacts. In the second half of the book, we turn to distributed management of innovation under emergence. We show that innovation butterflies, if improperly managed, most often lead to negative outcomes. On the other hand, it is also argued that while the complexity of the innovation system and the desire to experiment and try new and emergent alternatives precludes precise planning, innovation leaders can actually tame innovation butterflies through the design and implementation of appropriate processes, strategies, tools and leadership choices.

Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture

Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture
Author: Kate Christine Moore Koppy
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 1793612781
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture Book Excerpt:

In the twenty-first century, American culture is experiencing a profound shift toward pluralism and secularization. In Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture: How We Hate to Love Them, Kate Koppy argues that the increasing popularity and presence of fairy tales within American culture is both indicative of and contributing to this shift. By analyzing contemporary fairy tale texts as both new versions in a particular tale type and as wholly new fairy-tale pastiches, Koppy shows that fairy tales have become a key part of American secular scripture, a corpus of shared stories that work to maintain a sense of community among diverse audiences in the United States, as much as biblical scripture and associated texts used to.