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Friday Night Lights

H. G. Bissinger

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ISBN 10: 0756980844 / ISBN 13: 9780756980849
Published by Perfection Learning
Condition: VERY GOOD Hardcover
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Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2631102687

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Title: Friday Night Lights

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist uncovers a slice of small-town American culture by describing how the lives of the people of Odessa, Texas, revolve around the high-school football team.


Secular religions are fascinating in the devotion and zealousness they breed, and in Texas, high school football has its own rabid hold over the faithful. H.G. Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, enters into the spirit of one of its most fervent shrines: Odessa, a city in decline in the desert of West Texas, where the Permian High School Panthers have managed to compile the winningest record in state annals. Indeed, as this breathtaking examination of the town, the team, its coaches, and its young players chronicles, the team, for better and for worse, is the town; the communal health and self-image of the latter is directly linked to the on-field success of the former. The 1988 season, the one Friday Night Lights recounts, was not one of the Panthers' best. The game's effect on the community--and the players--was explosive. Written with great style and passion, Friday Night Lights offers an American snapshot in deep focus; the picture is not always pretty, but the image is hard to forget.

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