Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Laskas, Jeanne Marie, 1958-

Title Concussion / Jeanne Marie Laskas.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    617.5104 LAS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction.
Description 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "A Random House Trade Paperback Original"--T.p. verso.
"Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered something he could not ignore. The NFL tried to silence him. His courage would change everything."--Cover.
Released as a motion picture in 2015.
Contents Obscurity -- Running -- Spiral -- America -- Fancy -- The morgue -- Discovery -- Belonging -- Attack -- Scramble -- Oddball -- Comfort zone -- Word -- Daddy.
Summary In 2002, forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu picked up a scalpel in a Pittsburgh morgue and made a discovery that would rattle America. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka "Iron Mike," a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. The search for answers put Omalu in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. Iron Mike's mental deterioration caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game -- the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore.
Subject Omalu, Bennet I. (Bennet Ifeakandu)
National Football League.
Brain -- Concussion.
Sports injuries.
Head -- Wounds and injuries.
Football injuries -- United States.
Sports medicine -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780812989267 (pbk : acid-free paper)
0812989260 (pbk : acid-free paper)
9780812987577 (acid-free paper)
0812987578 (acid-free paper)
9780812998085 (eBook)

Available items only