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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream 25 ANV Edition
Contributor(s): Bissinger, H. G.
ISBN: 0306824205     ISBN-13: 9780306824203
Publisher: Da Capo Pr
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2015
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Annotation: Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed all-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Football; Social aspects; Texas; Odessa.
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Football
- History | United States | State & Local
Dewey: 796.332/6209764862
LCCN: 2015295464
Lexile Measure: 1220
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.25" (0.95 lbs) 413 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6037
Reading Level: 8.0   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 19.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q04225
Reading Level: 10.0   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 32.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
H. G. "Buzz" Bissinger is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers Three Nights in August and Friday Night Lights, the classic that inspired the acclaimed movie and television series. He is a longtime contributing editor for Vanity Fair and has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, the Daily Beast, and many other publications. He divides his time between homes in Philadelphia and the Pacific Northwest.


Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1990 August #1)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bissinger spent 1988 with his wife and children in Odessa, Tex., principally following the high-school football team, but also observing life in this dusty, unsophisticated town. This is his superb, if disquieting, portrait of heartland America as he found it. For Odessa residents, the Permian Panthers, consistently contenders--and sometimes victors--in the state championship tournament for 30 years have become a virtual religion, although most of the townspeople are also bona fide churchgoers. After graduation, the teenagers on the team, most of whom are not well enough endowed to go on to college or pro ball, take their place among the other good ole boys at the Boosters Club, where they can recall their glory days together. 75,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo. (Sept.) Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information.