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Friday Night Lights : A Town, A Team And A Dream

by H. G. Bissinger


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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Book Information

Copyright year 2000
ISBN-13 9780306809903
ISBN-10 0306809907
Class Copyright
Publisher Da Capo Press
Subject Education;History;Social Science;Sports & Recreation
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 409
Shelf No. HC847
Grade Range 9-
Ages 14-
Lexile 1220L
Curriculums EngageNY 2016 Trademarks