Publisher :W. W. Norton & Company Release Date :2007-08-28 ISBN :0393330478 Pages :346 pages Rating :4.3/5 (933 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis:
Download or read book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game written by Michael Lewis and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2007-08-28 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :W. W. Norton & Company Release Date :2007-09-17 ISBN :9780393066227 Pages :352 pages Rating :4.0/5 (662 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis:
Download or read book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game written by Michael Lewis and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2007-09-17 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: "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.
Publisher :W. W. Norton & Company Release Date :2009-10-12 ISBN :0393079023 Pages :347 pages Rating :4.3/5 (93 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions) by Michael Lewis:
Download or read book The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions) written by Michael Lewis and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2009-10-12 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :Perfection Learning Release Date :2009 ISBN :9781606865354 Pages :0 pages Rating :4.8/5 (653 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Blind Side by Michael Lewis:
Download or read book The Blind Side written by Michael Lewis and published by Perfection Learning. This book was released on 2009 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.
Publisher :Turtleback Books Release Date :2007 ISBN :9780606144896 Pages :0 pages Rating :4.1/5 (448 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Blind Side by Michael M. Lewis:
Download or read book The Blind Side written by Michael M. Lewis and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Its not a jock book. Its not a sociology book. Its a storybook about modern society, ancient virtues, and the power of love, money and talent to do a little good.
Publisher :Hyperink Inc Release Date :2011-12-14 ISBN :161464795X Pages :59 pages Rating :4.6/5 (146 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Quicklet on The Blind Side by Michael Lewis by Amy Holwerda:
Download or read book Quicklet on The Blind Side by Michael Lewis written by Amy Holwerda and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2011-12-14 with total page 59 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :Baker Academic Release Date :2019-05-21 ISBN :1493418203 Pages :240 pages Rating :4.4/5 (934 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Cinematic Faith by William D. Romanowski:
Download or read book Cinematic Faith written by William D. Romanowski and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2012-02-07 ISBN :1101560037 Pages :288 pages Rating :4.1/5 (15 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review I Beat The Odds by Michael Oher:
Download or read book I Beat The Odds written by Michael Oher and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2013-05-23 ISBN :0313397538 Pages :1573 pages Rating :4.3/5 (133 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] by Murry R. Nelson:
Download or read book American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] written by Murry R. Nelson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-05-23 with total page 1573 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2013-07-18 ISBN :1135167451 Pages :216 pages Rating :4.1/5 (351 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Sport and Film by Seán Crosson:
Download or read book Sport and Film written by Seán Crosson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2019-06-12 ISBN :1119553008 Pages :403 pages Rating :4.1/5 (195 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Football For Dummies by Howie Long:
Download or read book Football For Dummies written by Howie Long and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2019-06-12 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2017-11-07 ISBN :3319661701 Pages :199 pages Rating :4.3/5 (196 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing by Jared Sexton:
Download or read book Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing written by Jared Sexton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-07 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :ESPN Release Date :2010-10-05 ISBN :0345517970 Pages :336 pages Rating :4.3/5 (455 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Games That Changed the Game by Ron Jaworski:
Download or read book The Games That Changed the Game written by Ron Jaworski and published by ESPN. This book was released on 2010-10-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.
Publisher :Night Owl Reviews Release Date : ISBN : Pages : pages Rating :4./5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Night Owl Reviews Magazine, Issue 2 by :
Download or read book Night Owl Reviews Magazine, Issue 2 written by and published by Night Owl Reviews. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2019-12-10 ISBN :1119554799 Pages :464 pages Rating :4.1/5 (195 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review A Companion to the Biopic by Deborah Cartmell:
Download or read book A Companion to the Biopic written by Deborah Cartmell and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2019-12-10 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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
Publisher :Univ. Press of Mississippi Release Date :2016-04-13 ISBN :1496805569 Pages :256 pages Rating :4.4/5 (968 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Construction of Whiteness by Stephen Middleton:
Download or read book The Construction of Whiteness written by Stephen Middleton and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2016-04-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2017 This volume collects interdisciplinary essays that examine the crucial intersection between whiteness as a privileged racial category and the various material practices (social, cultural, political, and economic) that undergird white ideological influence in America. In truth, the need to examine whiteness as a problem has rarely been grasped outside academic circles. The ubiquity of whiteness--its pervasive quality as an ideal that is at once omnipresent and invisible--makes it the very epitome of the mainstream in America. And yet the undeniable relationship between whiteness and inequality in this country necessitates a thorough interrogation of its formation, its representation, and its reproduction. Essays here seek to do just that work. Editors and contributors interrogate whiteness as a social construct, revealing the underpinnings of narratives that foster white skin as an ideal of beauty, intelligence, and power. Contributors examine whiteness from several disciplinary perspectives, including history, communication, law, sociology, and literature. Its breadth and depth makes The Construction of Whiteness a refined introduction to the critical study of race for a new generation of scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students. Moreover, the interdisciplinary approach of the collection will appeal to scholars in African and African American studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, legal studies, and more. This collection delivers an important contribution to the field of whiteness studies in its multifaceted impact on American history and culture.