Friday Night Lights

Named Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time and a #1 NYT bestseller, this is the classic story of a high school football team whose win-loss record has a profound influence on the town around them.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

The 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated’s best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the author Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest High School football team in Texas history. Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn’t known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true. MO-JO! MO-JO! The haunting cheer rocks the stadium filled with 20,000 fans, who are there not only to cheer on their beloved team, but also to reignite their own aspirations and dreams through the young men on the gridiron. Pulitzer Prize-winning author H. G. Bissinger unforgettably captures a season in the life of Odessa: the coaches, parents, fans, and--most of all--the players, who carry an entire city’s self-respect on their shoulders. From the prayer that opens the Watermelon Feed before the first game, through the heart-stopping season and its dramatic ending, Bissinger renders a taut, indelible scene: the stale sweltering air, the demanding play on the field, the exhilarating wins, and the punishing--sometimes devastating--losses. Friday Night Lights is both a deeply moving story and a deeply disturbing one. It is a startling examination of the role of high school sports in America--but it is about much more than just sports. As David Halberstam writes: "By choosing to write about something small--the culture of high school football in a Texas town--Bissinger has ended up writing about something large: the core values in our society.”

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Friday Night Lights
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: H. G. Bissinger
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-11 - Publisher:

The 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated’s best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the author Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest High School football team in Texas history. Socially and
Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: H. G. Bissinger
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-11 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Richard O. Davies
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-23 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Language: en
Pages: 1133
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Categories: Performing Arts
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Pages: 350
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Documenting the evolution of teens and media from the 1950s through 2010, this book examines the films, books, television shows, and musical artists that impacted American culture and shaped the "coming of age" experience for each generation. • Presents concise content and detailed analysis written in an easy-to-understand style •

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