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Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream

Author: H G Bissinger
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Return 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Bissinger
ISBN: 0201196778 9780201196771
OCLC Number: 21408817
Description: xiv, 357 p., [28] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: H.G. Bissinger.
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Return 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.

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