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    Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream (Hardback) By (author) H. G. Bissinger

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    DescriptionReturn once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to 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, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers' dramatic seasons 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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    Title
    Friday Night Lights
    Subtitle
    A Town, a Team and a Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) H. G. Bissinger
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 628 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306812828
    ISBN 10: 0306812827
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBSX
    BIC subject category V2: WSJS
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14450
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/TEXAS
    BISAC V2.8: SPO015000
    B&T Approval Code: A09302040
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBSX
    DC22: 796.33262097
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036130
    DC22: 796.332/6209764862
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 796.3326209764862
    LC classification: GV958.P47 B57 2003
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/TXODES
    Thema V1.0: SFBD
    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    Gift edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    09 October 2003
    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.