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Friday Night Lights : A Town, a Team, and a Dream (Hardcover) (H. G. Bissinger)
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With a new afterword by the authorReturn 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. The author’s new afterword not only updates the story but also offers a sure-to-be controversial assessment of the state of football today.
The 25th anniversary edition of the classic, best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas.
Number of Pages: 413.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation, History, Social Science
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: H. G. Bissinger
Street Date: August 25, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2466
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