The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 339
  • Relase : 2007-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780393330472

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Book Review:

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.

I Beat The Odds

I Beat The Odds
  • Author : Michael Oher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2012-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781101560037

I Beat The Odds Book Review:

The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2007-09-17
  • ISBN : 0393066223

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Book Review:

"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.

Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition

Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : H.G. Bissinger
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2015-08-11
  • ISBN : 9780306824227

Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.

In a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat
  • Author : Leigh Anne Tuohy,Sean Tuohy,Sally Jenkins
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2010-07-13
  • ISBN : 1429929014

In a Heartbeat Book Review:

For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in The Blind Side tells their own deeply inspiring story First came the bestselling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words. For Leigh Anne and Sean, it all begins with family. Leigh Anne, the daughter of a tough-as-nails U.S. Marshal, decided early on that her mission was to raise children who would become "cheerful givers." Sean, who grew up poor, believed that one day he could provide a home that would be "a place of miracles." Together, they raised two remarkable children—Collins and Sean Jr.—who shared their deep Christian faith and their commitment to making a difference. And then one day Leigh Anne met a homeless African-American boy named Michael and decided that her family could be his. She and her husband taught Michael what this book teaches all of us: Everyone has a blind side, but a loving heart always sees a path toward true charity. Michael Oher's improbable transformation could never have happened if Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy had not opened their hearts to him. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspiring book, In a Heartbeat, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love—and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2010-06-07
  • ISBN : 0393071383

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

What a Game They Played

What a Game They Played
  • Author : Richard Whittingham
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 235
  • Relase : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 0803298196

What a Game They Played Book Review:

In their own words, the pioneers and legends of professional football tell of the early glory yearsøof the National Football League. From the 1920s through the 1940s, pro football players were paid only hundreds of dollars per game and rarely had substitutes. The conditions and times of this era are vividly recalled by such players as Red Grange, Johnny Blood, Clarke Hinkle, Ace Parker, Shipwreck Kelly, Mel Hein, Sammy Baugh, Don Hutson, and Sid Luckman. The players also reveal personal glimpses of how they got started in football, the conditions on the field, their life away from it, and their memories of outstanding games and competing against such giants as Jim Thorpe. Full of wry and wonderful anecdotes, What A Game They Played invites sports fans to experience the fresh and inventive early years of pro football, a game played in an America quite different from what it is today.

Bringing the Heat

Bringing the Heat
  • Author : Mark Bowden
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2007-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781555846053

Bringing the Heat Book Review:

“An ambitious, remarkably frank” chronicle of the Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for the NFL championship by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author (Kirkus Reviews). In 1992, the Philadelphia Eagles—a team assembled in the image of their iconoclastic, controversial former head coach, Buddy Ryan—were known for their ferocious defense led by Reggie White, Seth Joyner, and Andre Waters, and for the otherworldly talents of quarterback Randall Cunningham. Now was the time for the Eagles’ campaign for the championship. But as the season progressed, it disintegrated into an ugly flurry of greed, racism, violence, personal and professional feuds, one tragic death, and a very wild face-off in the stands between a player’s wife and mistress. By midseason, the sentiment of both fans and press was the same: “shut up and play.” Told through the personal stories of the teammates themselves, as well as the coaches, managers and owner, Bringing the Heat spares nothing—and no one—in “a phenomenal feat of reportage, perfect for football fans coast to coast” (H. G. Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights). “Overflows with stories of pro football dreams, of bravery in the face of injury. Yet it also unflinchingly tells of the darker side of life in the NFL: uncontrollable egos, ruined families, marital infidelity.” —The New York Times Book Review “There are now four mandatory books on football: Dan Jenkins’s Semi-Tough; George Plimpton’s Paper Lion; H. G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, and the hilarious, incorrigible son of them all, Mark Bowden’s Bringing the Heat.” —Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2011-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780393082241

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World Book Review:

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Street Love

Street Love
  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2009-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780061975080

Street Love Book Review:

This groundbreaking novel in verse from Walter Dean Myers—two-time Newbery Honor winner and five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner—is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story set in Harlem. Share this one with readers taken with books by Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, and Elizabeth Acevedo. Whether read at home or in the classroom, and alongside the original inspiration or on its own. Street Love is sure to spark opinions and conversations. "This verse novel, in which entire poems dazzle readers with rhyme and rhythm and voice, finds Damien, a straight-A student, headed for Brown University. But he falls in love with Junice, a girl whose mother has just been incarcerated for selling drugs, and his direction could change. Readers enjoy multiple perspectives on this romance and the decision Damien makes." (Kirkus starred review) "Hip-hop fans, readers of poetry, and hopeless romantics will respond to the emotional vibrancy of this powerful work." (VOYA) Your first love is totally wrong for you. Do you follow your heart? Or do you run away? Walter Dean Myers was a New York Times bestselling author, Printz Award winner, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, two-time Newbery Honor recipient, and the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Maria Russo, writing in the New York Times, called Myers "one of the greats and a champion of diversity in children’s books well before the cause got mainstream attention."

The Physical Educator's Big Book of Sport Lead-up Games

The Physical Educator's Big Book of Sport Lead-up Games
  • Author : Guy Bailey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0966972759

The Physical Educator's Big Book of Sport Lead-up Games Book Review:

A comprehensive resource of physical education games designed to help children in grades K-8 develop the skills important to performing a wide variety of team and lifetime sports.

Web Games

Web Games
  • Author : Lior Samson
  • Publisher : Homeland Connection
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 2020-08-22
  • ISBN : 1732609179

Web Games Book Review:

Destiny Allen, a Web designer for software giant Scenaria Security Systems, finds herself involved in a deadly puzzle that blurs the boundaries between the virtual and the real. At stake: the infrastructure of modern America. Her resources: Dina Gustafson, a college friend, and Karl Lustig, an Israeli technology journalist with friends in dark places. The challenge: sort the good guys from the bad before the lights go out. A fast-paced technology thriller, Web Games is about real risks and virtual worlds, about Internet threats as close as tomorrow's nightly news, and about the ever-escalating warfare between black-hat hackers and modern society.

Game Over

Game Over
  • Author : Derek Edgington
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-08-21
  • ISBN : 099767332X

Game Over Book Review:

Divinity

Divinity
  • Author : Susan Reid
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 740
  • Relase : 2016-02-07
  • ISBN : 1523932651

Divinity Book Review:

The Final Book In The Divinity Saga The Earth is breaking open. The wall between the Spirit and Human realm has begun to shatter, allowing darkness to seep in and converge like an epidemic. The End Has Begun... Even after setting everything in motion by attacking Morning Star first, Cam`ael finally has everything that he's ever wanted in his existence; Starling's love and a family. Cam`ael's happiness is short-lived when he's finally given the harsh and inexplicable truth about why Starling has always been such a unique Chosen. A Fiery Will... Shortly after giving birth, Starling begins to realize what must be done in order to save the world and the future of their children. But having made the the promise to Cam`ael of never sacrificing herself for him, how can she risk it? While the Elders and other warriors see her as a traitor, her friends begin to see her as something more. In every battle and every war there will be sacrifices and betrayals, but if darkness prevails- light will cease to exist.

Into the Team

Into the Team
  • Author : Rob Damon
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2015-10-27
  • ISBN : 1516860519

Into the Team Book Review:

To honor his father, young footballer Todd Mackerson commits to his goal of playing for a professional team. When, at the age of 20, he is offered a place to train with one of England's biggest clubs, he leaves home convinced his dream is within reach. Being warned by his new team mates of the tough rules and hard training routines, Todd is undeterred. But when he discovers that the player's way of bonding borders on the sexual, and that he must learn to accept the erotic affections that connect the team together, he wonders how far he can go for his dream. But, after experiencing the care and attention men can give to each other, Todd feels awakened. Learning that each player has a special "partner" on the team, who they play and bond with as intimately as lovers, Todd becomes fascinated with the idea. And when he develops feelings for one player in particular, he discovers how a stronger kind of romance - that between two men - can be pure and powerful enough to bring magic and success on the pitch.

Always You

Always You
  • Author : Ani Bishop
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 122
  • Relase : 2016-12-10
  • ISBN : 1541051602

Always You Book Review:

Bella is a lucky girl - she has a good job, an unbreakable circle of friends, and a fiance better than her wildest dreams. So, why does she want to ruin the best thing that ever happened to her by letting someone from her past meddle in her life? Mike is consumed with the need to marry Bella and make her his as soon as possible. There is nothing he wouldn't do for the woman he loves, but letting her go is the one thing he'd rather avoid. Their love was fast, and their relationship was built over the miles. But does that mean that their future wasn't meant to be? When lies surface, and trust is shaken, will they choose each other? Or will someone else capture their happily ever after?

Confessions of a Teenage Gamer

Confessions of a Teenage Gamer
  • Author : Nicolas Cole
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 225
  • Relase : 2016-09-27
  • ISBN : 0998203408

Confessions of a Teenage Gamer Book Review:

When people think of World of Warcraft, they think of a socially awkward, acne-faced teenager with "no life." Confessions of a Teenage Gamer challenges those stereotypes and shows how a kid from a wealthy family with every opportunity at his fingertips ended up finding himself in a video game. Confessions of a Teenage Gamer is funny in its honest retellings of teenage puberty, witty in its commentary on rich suburban life, and thought provoking in a way that questions the meaning behind success and happiness. This true story draws parallels between sports, music, and video games-and shows how, at the core, they teach many of the same lessons. With a successful spine surgeon for a father, a music teacher for a mother, and a house full of driven, high-achieving siblings, Nicolas Cole's Confessions of a Teenage Gamer shows how far one boy will go to chase his dream of becoming a professional gamer.

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
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2009-10-12
  • ISBN : 0393079023

The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions) Book Review:

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.

Great Trainers Make It Happen

Great Trainers Make It Happen
  • Author : Ben Olson
  • Publisher : Booksurge Publishing
  • Pages : 90
  • Relase : 2007-09-28
  • ISBN : 1419681141

Great Trainers Make It Happen Book Review:

ATTENTION TRAINERS: It's Not About YOU - It's About the LEARNER! What is the biggest mistake a trainer can make? Quite simply, it is focusing all of their efforts on themselves and not their students! Many inexperienced trainers fall into this trap, but it doesn't have to happen to you! This book provides easy-to-execute examples that, when utilized, will make any rookie trainer look like a seasoned pro in just one day! You will learn how to structure the classroom experience in such a positive way that I guarantee it will make a difference in your professional life and in the lives of your participants. The techniques outlined in this book will help you to become the Great Trainer you have always wanted to be - because although good trainers may know these methods, Great Trainers make it happen! Inside, you will discover how to: -Create an inviting physical and emotional learning environment for your students. An inviting learning environment leads to higher levels of participation, retention, and on-the-job application! -Be less of an instructor and more of a "Tour Guide." Utilizing tour guide techniques will make your class anything-but-ordinary, causing people to look forward to your next event! -Utilize Great Trainer techniques whether you're facilitating a 5-day course, a 60-minute training session, or a 15-minute presentation! -Apply the techniques that will help you go WACCO for your participants - without spending a dime! Get on the road to continuous training improvement and start reading!

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
  • Author : Michael M. Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 339
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0329907174

The Blind Side Book Review: