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    DescriptionReturn 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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    Friday Night Lights
    A Town, a Team and a Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) H. G. Bissinger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780306809903
    ISBN 10: 0306809907

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: WSJS
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    Ingram Subject Code: SR
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    DC22: 796.332/6209764862
    LC classification: GV958.P47 B57 2004B
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    DC21: 796.3326209764862
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    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHK, SFBD
    Edition statement
    10th Anniversary ed.
    Illustrations note
    30 b&w illustrations
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    11 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    H.G. Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the National Headliner Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his reporting. The author of the highly acclaimed A Prayer for the City, he has written for the television series NYPD Blue and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He lives in Philadelphia.