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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

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

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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Number of Pages: 367
Original Languages: English
Author: Bissinger, H. G.
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication Date: August, 2000
ISBN-13: 9780306809903
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.00 IN
ISBN-10: 0306809907
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This was a very well written book
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Author did an amazing job of researching the material and writing the book, but the story behind 'Friday Night Lights' is not a pretty one. Young athletes are praised and fawned over their senior year in high school but left behind in the dust when the football season is over.

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