Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition

A Town, a Team, and a Dream

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  • 9780306824210
  • 9780306824227
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.
  • Hachette Books; August 2015
  • ISBN 9780306824227
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Author: H.G. Bissinger
  • Imprint: Da Capo Press
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  • 9780306824210
  • 9780306824227

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"Groundbreaking."—Austin American-Statesman

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  • 9780306824210
  • 9780306824227