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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

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by H. G. Bissinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 030681529X

ISBN-13: 2900306815293

Pub. Date: 08/21/2006

Publisher: Da Capo Press

H. G. Bissinger's exquisitely written account brings into sharp focus the bitter struggle between sports and education in Odessa, Texas, as well as in high schools and colleges nationwide.

"A biting indictment of the sports craziness that grips...most of American society, while at the same time providing a moving evocation of its powerful allure."(--New York

Overview

H. G. Bissinger's exquisitely written account brings into sharp focus the bitter struggle between sports and education in Odessa, Texas, as well as in high schools and colleges nationwide.

"A biting indictment of the sports craziness that grips...most of American society, while at the same time providing a moving evocation of its powerful allure."(--New York Times Book Review)

"A remarkable book, fascinating from start to finish, full of surprises."(--David HalberstamA)

"An engrossing story...Exciting, funny and, above all, horrifying."(--Tracy KidderA)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900306815293
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/21/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Prologue1
Pre-Season
1.Odessa23
2.The Watermelon Feed38
3.Boobie53
The Season
4.Dreaming of Heroes73
5.Black and White89
6.The Ambivalence of Ivory111
7.School Days128
8.East Versus West153
9.Friday Night Politics173
10.Boobie Who?194
Push for the Playoffs
11.Sisters211
12.Civil War233
13.Heads or Tails251
Post-Season
14.Friday Night Addiction267
15.The Algebraic Equation291
16.Field of Dreams313
Epilogue339
Afterword357
Acknowledgments364
List of Illustrations365

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