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Friday Night Lights

Author : H.G. Bissinger
ISBN : 9780306824227
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 25th anniversary edition of the classic, best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas.

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

Author : H. G. Bissinger
ISBN : 9780224076746
Genre : Football
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Return once again to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history.

Friday Night Lights

Author : H. G. Bissinger
ISBN : 9780306815973
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to 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, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers' dramatic seasons and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms. Includes Reader's Group Guide inside.Now a major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thorton.

A Friday Night Lights Companion

Author : Leah Wilson
ISBN : 9781935618904
Genre : Performing Arts
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Introduction by Will Leitch, founding editor of DeadspinTalk to any of the millions of devoted Friday Night Lights fans and they'll tell you: it's not just a show about high school football. Its rich, interesting characters and honestly portrayed relationships make the show's portrait of West Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing?and everything?to do with touchdowns.A Friday Night Lights Companion celebrates the show, its fearlessness, and what it's meant to those who love it.? Dave Campbell's Texas Football manag.

Friday Night Lights

Author : Nathanial Hearne
ISBN : 0991151119
Genre : Education
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In 1990, H.G. Bissinger released a book called Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream. That book followed the story of the 1988 Permian High School football team in Odessa, Texas. It was a national bestseller that was made into a movie and a television series by the same name. Dr. Nathanial Hearne was one of the football coaches at Permian at that time. Coach Hearne was a key influence in the lives of the players on that team, and he has a unique perspective on the happenings at Permian. Dr. Hearne was the first black football coach hired at Permian. His experiences also have given him wisdom on how to be successful in life. Dr. Hearne shares what happened at Permian in his own words in his new book: Friday Night Lights: Untold Stories from Behind the Lights. This is more than just another sports book. Anyone who is responsible for leading others will benefit from the principles of excellence that Dr. Hearne presents through his real-life stories. Parents, teachers, coaches, supervisors, managers, and presidents can all come away inspired to take account of the legacy they are leaving behind.

After Friday Night Lights When The Games Ended Real Life Began An Unlikely Love Story

Author : Buzz Bissinger
ISBN : 9781614520245
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Nearly twenty-five years ago, H. G. (Buzz) Bissinger, then a young reporter for the ÒPhiladelphia Inquirer,Ó moved to Odessa, Texas, family in tow, to follow the fortunes of the 1988 Permian High School football team. He hoped to write a celebratory treatment of a team and a town. The result: ÒFriday Night Lights,Ó a bestselling American classic that spawned the popular film as well as the series, considered by many one of the best on television. The original bookÕs most compelling character was James ÒBoobieÓ Miles, and his experience in Odessa was, as Bissinger puts it in his daringly honest sequel ÒAfter Friday Night Lights,Ó Òa symbol of everything that was wrong with high school football.Ó The complex friendship between subject and author has deepened over the years, and is, Bissinger writes, Òthe most lasting legacy of ÔFriday Night Lights,Õ or at least the legacy I care about most.Ó Heading into the 1988 season, Miles looked like a star-in-the-making, a sure bet to ascend to college and the NFL. Abandoned by his mother, beaten by his dad, he had scraped through a rough upbringing, but it appeared that success on the field was soon to redeem his pain. Then, in a meaningless preseason scrimmage, Boobie blew out his knee. By midseason he was off the team, no longer needed by his coaches, who had found themselves a new running back. ÒAfter Friday Night LightsÓÑan original 45-page story written to be read in a single sittingÑfollows Boobie through the dark years he suffered after his injury right up to a present that is imbued with a new kind of hope. It is the indelible portrait of the oddest of enduring friendships: that of a writer and his subject, a Òneurotic JewÓ and a West Texas oil-field worker, a white man raised in privilege and a black man brought up in poverty and violence, and a father and his "fourth son." Their story encompasses the realities of race and class in America. And reveals with heartbreaking accuracy how men rise again after their dreams are broken. It is a must-read for fans of the book, the movie, and the television series.

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