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Friday Night Lights

Author : H G Bissinger
ISBN : 9781446449776
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the state of Texas American football is a religion. And nowhere is more fanatical about its football than the small town of Odessa. There, every Friday night from September to November, a bunch of seventeen-year-old kids play their hearts out for the honour of their high school. In front of 20,000 people. In 1988 H.G. Bissinger spent a season in Odessa discovering just what makes a town pin its hopes on eleven boys on a football field. He lived with the students, coaches and townspeople who dedicate their lives to their team, sharing their joys and triumphs, their pains, injuries and bitter disappointments. He returned with a compassionate but hard-eyed story of a town riven by money, race and class, where a high school can spend more on medical supplies for its athletic program than on its English department. Friday Night Lights is one of the best books about sport ever written. It is the story of how dreams and reality collide, at once glorious and immensely sad. Because for the 30-odd boys of the Permian Panthers, these days will have been the best of their lives.

Friday Night Lights

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Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed All-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.

Inside Out

Author : Walter Bernstein
ISBN : 0306809362
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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During World War II, Walter Bernstein was a correspondent for the U.S. Army magazine Yank; after the war, he joined the Communist Party. When Senator Joseph McCarthy began his notorious witch hunt for Communists in the late 1940s, Bernstein—a writer for film and television—found himself blacklisted. For a decade he would scrape a living together by selling scripts through front men. Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post has called Inside Out "a lovely piece of work . . . a memoir of the blacklist that, without minimizing any of its offenses or forgiving any of its architects, finds humanity and humor in the period." The author vividly recalls an entertainment community torn between those who were willing and those who refused to denounce their friends, and he provides unforgettable glimpses of leading Hollywood figures such as Burt Lancaster, Elia Kazan, Bette Davis, and Zero Mostel. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer has hailed this as, simply, "the best personal account of the era."

Friday Night Lights

Author : H. G. Bissinger
ISBN : 0306809907
Genre : Education
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Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed all-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.

Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition

Author : H. G. Bissinger
ISBN : 9780306824227
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition

Author : H.G. Bissinger
ISBN : 9780306824203
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time

Friday Night Lights

Author : H. G. Bissinger
ISBN : 1439557748
Genre : Education
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Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed all-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.

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