đź“’ Blindside by James Patterson

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN_10 : 0393066223
Copyright Year : 2007-09-17
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"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.

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đź“’ Blindside by Francis Fukuyama

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
ISBN_10 : 9780815729891
Copyright Year : 2008-01-27
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A host of catastrophes, natural and otherwise, as well as some pleasant surprises—like the sudden end of the cold war without a shot being fired—have caught governments and societies unprepared many times in recent decades. September 11 is only the most obvious recent example among many unforeseen events that have changed, even redefined our lives. We have every reason to expect more such events in future. Several kinds of unanticipated scenarios—particularly those of low probability and high impact—have the potential to escalate into systemic crises. Even positive surprises can be major policy challenges. Anticipating and managing low-probability events is a critically important challenge to contemporary policymakers, who increasingly recognize that they lack the analytical tools to do so. Developing such tools is the focus of this insightful and perceptive volume, edited by renowned author Francis Fukuyama and sponsored by The American Interest magazine. Bl indside is organized into four main sections. "Thinking about Strategic Surprise" addresses the psychological and institutional obstacles that prevent leaders from planning for low-probability tragedies and allocating the necessary resources to deal with them. The following two sections pinpoint the failures—institutional as well as personal—that allowed key historical events to take leaders by surprise, and examine the philosophies and methodologies of forecasting. In "Pollyana vs. Cassandra," for example, James Kurth and Gregg Easterbrook debate the future state of the world going forward. Mitchell Waldrop explores why technology forecasting is so poor and why that is likely to remain the case. In the book's final section, "What Could Be," internationally renowned authorities discuss low probability, high-impact contingencies in their area of expertise. For example, Scott Barrett looks at emerging infectious diseases, while Gal Luft and Anne Korin discuss energy security. How can we avoid being blindsided by unforeseen events? There is no easy or obvious answer. But it is essential that we understand the obstacles that prevent us first from seeing the future clearly and then from acting appropriately on our insights. This readable and fascinating book is an important step in that direction.

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đź“’ Blindside by Eamonn Fingleton

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
ISBN_10 : 0395633168
Copyright Year : 1995
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Revealing traditional Japanese strategies that label the nation's current recession as a deliberate misconception, an examination of Japan's emerging role in the global marketplace predicts that Japan will overtake the United States's economic status.

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đź“’ Blindside by Catherine Coulter

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 1101214724
Copyright Year : 2004-06-29
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Get blindsided by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock face two baffling cases in Catherine Coulter's electrifying thriller, a riveting novel of knife-edge suspense.

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đź“’ Blindside by Ed Gorman

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN_10 : 9781780101620
Copyright Year : 2012-05-01
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The new Dev Conrad mystery from the author of the Sam McCain and Jack Dwyer series - Political consultant Dev Conrad knows that helping Congressman Michael Robards to get re-elected is going to be tough. Robards' liberal voting record stands against him, and his staff seem resentful of Dev himself - which could doom the campaign. But there's a bigger problem. A campaign worker has been shot behind Robards' headquarters. Both Dev and the police presume it was a mugging, but as the election draws near, Robards is implicated in the murder by his enemies . . .

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đź“’ Blindside by Jim R. Lane

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bridgeworks
ISBN_10 : 9781461623267
Copyright Year : 2002-06-25
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Neal Olen is just settling into his retirement from the Navy when a salacious new novel raises questions of adultery and national security. Olen finds himself recalled to duty to face a court-martial.

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đź“’ Double Blindside by Don Pendleton

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Gold Eagle
ISBN_10 : 9780373804504
Copyright Year : 2015-04-07
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When U.S.-Turkish relations are jeopardized by the killing of U.S. operatives in Turkey, Phoenix Force must race against time to stop stolen nuclear devices from being detonated in both Turkey and America with the help of Able Team, who will do whatever it takes to neutralize the threat. Original.

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đź“’ Blindside by Aidan Chambers

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Copyright Year : 2015-01
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Pete's a brilliant runner and dreams of athletic stardom - but fate intervenes. Pete is blindsided when he is involved in a horrific bike collision and his whole life is knocked off course. Stuck in a hospital bed and lamenting the loss of his mobility as well as his shattered dreams, the other people on his ward help Pete see that giving up on life is not the answer.

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đź“’ I Beat The Odds by Michael Oher

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781101560037
Copyright Year : 2012-02-07
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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.

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