A Friday Night Lights Companion

A Friday Night Lights Companion
Author: Leah Wilson
Pages: 259
ISBN: 9781935618560
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Release: 2011
Editor: BenBella Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Essays discuss the television drama about a Texas high school football team, its characters, and the way it portrayed their relationships.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: H. G. Bissinger
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780224076746
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Release: 2005
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Return once again to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history.

Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition

Friday Night Lights  25th Anniversary Edition
Author: H.G. Bissinger
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780306824227
Available:
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Thursday Night Lights

Thursday Night Lights
Author: Michael Hurd
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781477314852
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Release: 2017-10-11
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: H. G. Bissinger
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1417665173
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Release: 2004-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: H. G. Bissinger,Buzz Bissinger
Pages: 364
ISBN: UCSC:32106015297663
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Release: 1991
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The classic, best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas, with a new afterword that looks at the players and the town ten years later

3 Nights in August

3 Nights in August
Author: Buzz Bissinger
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780547526713
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Release: 2006-04-04
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This inside view with the Cardinals’ Tony La Russa by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Friday Night Lights “should appeal to any baseball fan” (Publishers Weekly). A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year “Plenty of books have taken us inside baseball, but August takes us directly inside players’ heads.” —Entertainment Weekly 3 Nights in August captures the strategic and emotional complexities of baseball’s quintessential form: the three-game series. As the St. Louis Cardinals battle their archrival, the Chicago Cubs, we watch from the dugout through the eyes of legendary Tony La Russa, considered by many to be the greatest manager of the modern era. In his thirty-three years of managing, La Russa won three World Series titles and was named Manager of the Year a record five times. He now stands as the third-winningest manager in the history of baseball. A great leader, La Russa built his success on the conviction that ball games are won not only by the numbers but also by the hearts and minds of those who play. Drawing on unprecedented access to a major league skipper and his team, Buzz Bissinger portrays baseball with a revelatory intimacy that offers many surprisingly tactical insights—and furthers the debate on major league managerial style and strategy in his provocative afterword. “Superb . . . Will be devoured by hard-core strategists.” —The New York Times Book Review

Friday Night Lives

Friday Night Lives
Author: Robert Clark
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1477321195
Available:
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1988, when Robert Clark was in his early twenties, he traveled to Odessa, Texas, to create a visual element for a book about a high school football team. That book was Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights—the chronicle of a season with the Permian Panthers, one of the state’s winningest teams of all time. About twenty photos appeared in Bissinger’s book, but Clark shot 137 rolls of film during his time with the Panthers. Friday Night Lives collects dozens of the never-before-seen images, taking us back to the team, the city, and that dramatic season. The archival photos, published here on the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Bizzinger's bestseller, capture intimate moments among the players and their families and classmates, as well as the wider world of Odessa. Now the players have grown up. Friday Night Lives also includes Clark’s portraits of key Panthers figures at a later age, documenting complex lives of beauty and struggle. Boobie Miles, the star fullback sidelined by injury, is here, along with Coach Gaines and others. In his heartfelt foreword, best-selling author Hanif Abdurraqib describes how Clark's photos rehumanize the players, reminding us of the truth of their young lives before their stories became nationally known in print, film, and television.

Friday Night Stage Lights

Friday Night Stage Lights
Author: Rachele Alpine
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781534404601
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cutting Edge meets Step Up in this hilarious M!X novel where the worlds of football and ballet collide. Brooklyn Gartner eats, sleeps, and breathes ballet. But after her mom gets remarried and moves them to Texas, everything changes. Thanks to her star football player stepbrother, her family is football obsessed. And thanks to a new conditioning program, the middle school football team starts to take classes at her dance studio—the only place Brooklyn felt like she belonged. She has a chance to escape if she can get into her dream high school, The Texas School of the Arts, where she’ll be able to pursue her passion for dance. Brooklyn just has to get through the big All-City showcase first, where a ton of scouts will be there, including one from TSOTA. But when Brooklyn’s dance partner gets injured, she has to turn to an unexpected ally—Logan, a boy on the middle school football team—to help her get through the showcase. With some fancy footwork, teamwork and a little understanding, can Brooklyn make her mark, and dance her way onto a bigger stage?

Until Friday Night

Until Friday Night
Author: Abbi Glines
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781481438865
Available:
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A #1 New York Times bestseller and the first novel in a brand-new series—from bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama. To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer. Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away. As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else. West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: Kathleen Olmstead
Pages: 35
ISBN: 9781443412063
Available:
Release: 2011-12-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Friday Night Lights gift

Friday Night Lights  gift
Author: H.G. Bissinger
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0306812827
Available:
Release: 2003-10-09
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: Nate Hearne
Pages: 329
ISBN: 194429824X
Available:
Release: 2017-05-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: Nathanial Hearne
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0991151119
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Release: 2014-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1663608121
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
Pages: 329
ISBN: LCCN:2010604661
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:693536862
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Drama, Sport, Every day counts. One night matters. In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and joy. Friday Night Lights displays the stress that the town gives the high school players to win, and the hope that the team gives to a small town, and how a team has its low points, it's high points, and how they come together as a team on their way to victory.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
Author: David Aaron Cohen
Pages: 250
ISBN: OCLC:67229467
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Under the Friday Night Lights

Under the Friday Night Lights
Author: Jack Berrill
Pages: 331
ISBN: 0930099141
Available:
Release: 2004-09-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Collection of Jack Berrill's best "Gil Thorp" football serial comic stories.

Under the Lights

Under the Lights
Author: Abbi Glines
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781481438919
Available:
Release: 2016-08-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—which bestselling author Kami Garcia called “tender, honest, and achingly real”—three teens from a small southern town are caught in a dramatic love triangle. Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her. High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know. Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can. As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever.