Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream (Paperback)

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    H.G. Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the National Headliner Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his reporting. The author of the highly acclaimedA Prayer for the City, he has written for the television series NYPD Blue and is a contributing editor atVanity Fair. He lives in Philadelphia.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780306809903
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
    Format Paperback
    Pages 367
    Publisher Date 2000-08-10 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Da Capo Pr
    Copyright Year 1990
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Town, a Team, and a Dream
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bissinger, H. G.
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