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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream - H.G. Bissinger
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
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With frankness and compassion, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist H.G. Bissinger's national bestseller chronicles the dramatic 1988 season of the Permian Panthers--the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Friday Night Lights shows how the town's singleminded devotion to the team... show more
With frankness and compassion, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist H.G. Bissinger's national bestseller chronicles the dramatic 1988 season of the Permian Panthers--the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Friday Night Lights shows how the town's singleminded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires (or shatters) the teenagers who wear the uniforms. Featured on "Sixty Minutes." 26 halftones.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060974060 (0060974060)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
1.0 Friday Night Lights
Dear Mr. Bissinger,I think watching the Intelligent Squared debate you were in is great. I loved the television series based on this book. I learned something about myself while reading this. Even good writing such as yours, does not make me care a whit about football.
Title and Statement of Responsibility
Title and Statement of Responsibility rated it
4.0 Friday Night Lights
Bissinger uses this year in the life of a Texas high school football team to examine race, class, history, economy, and--most disturbingly--the obsession with football that prioritizes the sport over everything else.
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
4.0 Friday Night Lights
See my blog post on it:http://gypsylibrarian.blogspot.com/2005/03/booknote-friday-night-lights.html
willemite
willemite rated it
Bissinger, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, chronicles a year in the life of Odessa Texas, and more particularly the Permian High School Panther football team, the social nexus of this third rate town. It follows the stories of players for the team, present and past, as well as a look at som...
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