|aFriday night lights :|ba town, a team, and a dream /|cH.G. Bissinger.
|aA town, a team, and a dream
|a1st Hachette Books ed., 25th anniversary ed.
|aNew York :|bHachette Books,|c2020.
|axiv, 413 p. :|bill. ;|c21 cm.
|a"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
|a"Reader's guide inside"--Cover.
|a"Previously published by Da Capo Press, 2015"--T.p. verso.
|aPrologue -- Pre-season: Odessa -- The watermelon feed -- Boobie -- The season: Dreaming of heroes -- Black and White -- The ambivalence of ivory -- School days -- East versus West -- Friday night politics -- Boobie who? -- Push for the playoffs: Sisters -- Civil war -- Heads or tails -- Post-season: Friday night addiction -- The algebraic equation -- Field of dreams -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- List of illustrations -- Reader's guide.
|aH.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.
Named Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time and a #1 NYT bestseller, this is the classic story of a high school football team whose win-loss record has a profound influence on the town around them.Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true.With frankness and compassion, Pulitzer Prize winner H. G. Bissinger unforgettably captures 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.The inspiration for the hit television program and film of the same name, this anniversary edition features a new afterword by the author.