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  • FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team and a Dream. by Bissinger, H.G.
    Bissinger, H.G.
    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team and a Dream.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reading, MA & New York: Addison-Wesley, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Focusing on the town of Odessa, Texas - a town with an empty main street, closed up movie theatres and for-sale signs everywhere - and with a high school football stadium that seats 20,000 and is filled on Friday nights. This is an examination of the role of high school sports in America, but it is about more than just sports - it is about race, politics, economics, and education, and "about young lives whose course may be determined for good before they've really begun." Basis for both the very good film in 2004, directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Derek Luke, and…

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    Reading, MA & New York: Addison-Wesley, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Focusing on the town of Odessa, Texas - a town with an empty main street, closed up movie theatres and for-sale signs everywhere - and with a high school football stadium that seats 20,000 and is filled on Friday nights. This is an examination of the role of high school sports in America, but it is about more than just sports - it is about race, politics, economics, and education, and "about young lives whose course may be determined for good before they've really begun." Basis for both the very good film in 2004, directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Derek Luke, and the equally good televions series begun in 2006. You don't have to be a football fan to find this a moving and ultimately very sad book. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-201-196778.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45920
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