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Friday Night Lights A Town, a Team, and a Dream | Edition: 10

Friday Night Lights A Town, a Team, and a Dream | Edition: 10

Author: H.G. Bissinger, Rob Clark (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780306809903
publisher: Da Capo Press
publisher Date: 08/28/2000
Price: 15.95
eBookPrice: 15.95
Schools: Temple University,University of South Carolina,Illinois Institute of Technology,Texas A&M University,Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis,Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey-Camden,Stony Brook University(SUNY),Georgia Institute of Techology,The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor,Penn State University,Drexel University,Southern Methodist University,University of Delaware
Description: 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.