Friday Night Lights

✏Book Title : Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition
✏Author : H. G. Bissinger
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2015-08-11
✏Pages : 432
✏ISBN : 9780306824227
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition Book Summary : 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. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles 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.

📒Friday Night Lights ✍ H G Bissinger

✏Book Title : Friday Night Lights
✏Author : H G Bissinger
✏Publisher : Random House
✏Release Date : 2011-05-31
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9781446449776
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Friday Night Lights Book Summary : In the state of Texas American football is a religion. And nowhere is more fanatical about its football than the small town of Odessa. There, every Friday night from September to November, a bunch of seventeen-year-old kids play their hearts out for the honour of their high school. In front of 20,000 people. In 1988 H.G. Bissinger spent a season in Odessa discovering just what makes a town pin its hopes on eleven boys on a football field. He lived with the students, coaches and townspeople who dedicate their lives to their team, sharing their joys and triumphs, their pains, injuries and bitter disappointments. He returned with a compassionate but hard-eyed story of a town riven by money, race and class, where a high school can spend more on medical supplies for its athletic program than on its English department. Friday Night Lights is one of the best books about sport ever written. It is the story of how dreams and reality collide, at once glorious and immensely sad. Because for the 30-odd boys of the Permian Panthers, these days will have been the best of their lives.

📒Friday Night Lights ✍ Nathanial Hearne

✏Book Title : Friday Night Lights
✏Author : Nathanial Hearne
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2014-02
✏Pages : 158
✏ISBN : 0991151119
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Friday Night Lights Book Summary : In 1990, H.G. Bissinger released a book called Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream. That book followed the story of the 1988 Permian High School football team in Odessa, Texas. It was a national bestseller that was made into a movie and a television series by the same name. Dr. Nathanial Hearne was one of the football coaches at Permian at that time. Coach Hearne was a key influence in the lives of the players on that team, and he has a unique perspective on the happenings at Permian. Dr. Hearne was the first black football coach hired at Permian. His experiences also have given him wisdom on how to be successful in life. Dr. Hearne shares what happened at Permian in his own words in his new book: Friday Night Lights: Untold Stories from Behind the Lights. This is more than just another sports book. Anyone who is responsible for leading others will benefit from the principles of excellence that Dr. Hearne presents through his real-life stories. Parents, teachers, coaches, supervisors, managers, and presidents can all come away inspired to take account of the legacy they are leaving behind.

✏Book Title : A Friday Night Lights Companion
✏Author : Leah Wilson
✏Publisher : BenBella Books
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 259
✏ISBN : 9781935618560
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Friday Night Lights Companion Book Summary : Essays discuss the television drama about a Texas high school football team, its characters, and the way it portrayed their relationships.

📒Friday Night Lights ✍ Kathleen Olmstead

✏Book Title : Friday Night Lights
✏Author : Kathleen Olmstead
✏Publisher : Harper Collins
✏Release Date : 2011-12-06
✏Pages : 35
✏ISBN : 9781443412063
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Friday Night Lights Book Summary : The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape. Honest, compelling and full of heart, Friday Night Lights brought small-town Texas football into the lives of television viewers across North America. From book to movie to the small screen, Friday Night Lights struggled against the odds to survive on television, finally doing so through an innovative deal with Direct TV and NBC, as well as the support of an intense fan base. Anyone hearing the rallying cry of “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” knows that to love Friday Night Lights is to adore an ensemble drama that tests the limits of the art form while offering a glimpse into the lives of people who eat, sleep, and breathe American football culture. Kathleen Olmstead’s ebook contains information about the inception and development of the series, thought-provoking episode analysis, and on-the-set stories about the cast and crew.

✏Book Title : After Friday Night Lights When the Games Ended Real Life Began An Unlikely Love Story
✏Author : Buzz Bissinger
✏Publisher : Byliner, Inc
✏Release Date : 2012-04-19
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781614520245
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏After Friday Night Lights When the Games Ended Real Life Began An Unlikely Love Story Book Summary : Nearly twenty-five years ago, H. G. (Buzz) Bissinger, then a young reporter for the “Philadelphia Inquirer,” moved to Odessa, Texas, family in tow, to follow the fortunes of the 1988 Permian High School football team. He hoped to write a celebratory treatment of a team and a town. The result: “Friday Night Lights,” a bestselling American classic that spawned the popular film as well as the series, considered by many one of the best on television. The original book’s most compelling character was James “Boobie” Miles, and his experience in Odessa was, as Bissinger puts it in his daringly honest sequel “After Friday Night Lights,” “a symbol of everything that was wrong with high school football.” The complex friendship between subject and author has deepened over the years, and is, Bissinger writes, “the most lasting legacy of ‘Friday Night Lights,’ or at least the legacy I care about most.” Heading into the 1988 season, Miles looked like a star-in-the-making, a sure bet to ascend to college and the NFL. Abandoned by his mother, beaten by his dad, he had scraped through a rough upbringing, but it appeared that success on the field was soon to redeem his pain. Then, in a meaningless preseason scrimmage, Boobie blew out his knee. By midseason he was off the team, no longer needed by his coaches, who had found themselves a new running back. “After Friday Night Lights”—an original 45-page story written to be read in a single sitting—follows Boobie through the dark years he suffered after his injury right up to a present that is imbued with a new kind of hope. It is the indelible portrait of the oddest of enduring friendships: that of a writer and his subject, a “neurotic Jew” and a West Texas oil-field worker, a white man raised in privilege and a black man brought up in poverty and violence, and a father and his "fourth son." Their story encompasses the realities of race and class in America. And reveals with heartbreaking accuracy how men rise again after their dreams are broken. It is a must-read for fans of the book, the movie, and the television series.

📒Thursday Night Lights ✍ Michael Hurd

✏Book Title : Thursday Night Lights
✏Author : Michael Hurd
✏Publisher : University of Texas Press
✏Release Date : 2017-10-11
✏Pages : 260
✏ISBN : 9781477310342
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Thursday Night Lights Book Summary : At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart of the University Interscholastic League, which excluded black schools from membership until 1967) created an exciting brand of football that produced hundreds of outstanding players, many of whom became college All-Americans, All-Pros, and Pro Football Hall of Famers, including NFL greats such as "Mean" Joe Green (Temple Dunbar), Otis Taylor (Houston Worthing), Dick "Night Train" Lane (Austin Anderson), Ken Houston (Lufkin Dunbar), and Bubba Smith (Beaumont Charlton-Pollard). Thursday Night Lights tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of African American high school football in Texas. Drawing on interviews, newspaper stories, and memorabilia, Michael Hurd introduces the players, coaches, schools, and towns where African Americans built powerhouse football programs under the PVIL leadership. He covers fifty years (1920–1970) of high school football history, including championship seasons and legendary rivalries such as the annual Turkey Day Classic game between Houston schools Jack Yates and Phillis Wheatley, which drew standing-room-only crowds of up to 40,000, making it the largest prep sports event in postwar America. In telling this story, Hurd explains why the PVIL was necessary, traces its development, and shows how football offered a potent source of pride and ambition in the black community, helping black kids succeed both athletically and educationally in a racist society.

✏Book Title : Under the Friday Night Lights
✏Author : Jack Berrill
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2004-09-01
✏Pages : 331
✏ISBN : 0930099141
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Under the Friday Night Lights Book Summary : Collection of Jack Berrill's best "Gil Thorp" football serial comic stories.

✏Book Title : Friday Night Lights Mass Market TV Tie in
✏Author : H. G. Bissinger
✏Publisher : Da Capo Press
✏Release Date : 2006-08-22
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 030681529X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Friday Night Lights Mass Market TV Tie in Book Summary : Return 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. Includes Reader's Group Guide inside. Now a an NBC TV weekly drama series.

✏Book Title : Friday Night Lights Mass Market Movie Tie in
✏Author : H. G. Bissinger
✏Publisher : Da Capo Press
✏Release Date : 2004-09-28
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 0306814250
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Friday Night Lights Mass Market Movie Tie in Book Summary : Return 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. Includes Reader's Group Guide inside.Now a major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thorton.