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Friday Night Lights

A Town, a Team, and a Dream

by H.G. Bissinger

eBook

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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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Publisher: Da Capo Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 1, 2004

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780306815973
  • Release date: September 1, 2004

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780306815973
  • File size: 391 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2004

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9780306815973
  • File size: 19457 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2004


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ATOS: 8
Interest Level: 9-12(UG)

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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Da Capo Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 1, 2004

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780306815973
    Release date: September 1, 2004

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780306815973
    File size: 391 KB
    Release date: September 1, 2004

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780306815973
    File size: 19457 KB
    Release date: September 1, 2004

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 8
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
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