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Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition

Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition

A Town, a Team, and a Dream

  • Author: H.G. Bissinger
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 0306824221
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 432
  • View: 8917
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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

Friday Night Lights

A Town, a Team, and a Dream

  • Author: H. G. Bissinger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781439557747
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 357
  • View: 5780
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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.

A Friday Night Lights Companion

A Friday Night Lights Companion

Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas

  • Author: Leah Wilson
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1935618903
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8720
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Called one of the best shows on TV by more than a dozen media publications, including Time and Entertainment Weekly, Friday Night Lights is not just one of the most critically acclaimed shows on air, it’s also one of the most watchable. Despite its focus on high school football, its masterfully crafted characters and honestly portrayed relationships make its portrait of small town Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing to do with field goals or touchdowns. Love, Loss, and Dillon Football: A Friday Night Lights Companion explores the victories and pitfalls of Dillon, Texas – both the town itself and those who live and love there. Because Friday Night Lights is so much more than just a teenage football drama: it’s about the struggle to not get trapped in the circumstances one is born into. It’s about love, it’s about loss, and, yes, it’s even about football.

Fall River Dreams

Fall River Dreams

A Team's Quest for Glory, A Town's Search for It's Soul

  • Author: Bill Reynolds
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312134914
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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A profile of Fall River's Durfee High School basketball team is set against the backdrop of a once-prosperous textile mill town turned poor and disheartened and follows the team's annual rekindling of community spirit. Reprint.

The Courting of Marcus Dupree

The Courting of Marcus Dupree

  • Author: Willie Morris
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1617031925
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: N.A
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At the time of Marcus Dupree's birth, when Deep South racism was about to crest and shatter against the Civil Rights Movement, Willie Morris journeyed north in a circular transit peculiar to southern writers. His memoir of those years, North Toward Home, became a modern classic. In The Courting of Marcus Dupree he turned again home to Mississippi to write about the small town of Philadelphia and its favorite son, a black high-school quarterback. In Marcus Dupree, Morris found a living emblem of that baroque strain in the American character called "southern." Beginning on the summer practice fields, Morris follows Marcus Dupree through each game of his senior varsity year. He talks with the Dupree family, the college recruiters, the coach and the school principal, some of the teachers and townspeople, and, of course, with the young man himself. As the season progresses and the seventeen-year-old Dupree attracts a degree of national attention to Philadelphia neither known nor endured since "the Troubles" of the early sixties, these conversations take on a wider significance. Willie Morris has created more than a spectator's journal. He writes here of his repatriation to a land and a people who have recovered something that fear and misdirected loyalties had once eclipsed. The result is a fascinating, unusual, and even topical work that tells a story richer than its apparent subject, for it brings the whole of the eighties South, with all its distinctive resonances, to life.

A Prayer for the City

A Prayer for the City

  • Author: Buzz Bissinger
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1101969911
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 448
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights, the heart-wrenching and hilarious true story of an American city on its knees and a man who will do anything to save it. A Prayer for the City is acclaimed journalist Buzz Bissinger's true epic of Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell, an utterly unique, unorthodox, and idiosyncratic leader willing to go to any length for the sake of his city: take unions head on, personally lobby President Clinton to save 10,000 defense jobs, or wrestle Smiley the Pig on Hot Dog Day—all the while bearing in mind the eternal fickleness of constituents whose favor may hinge on a missed garbage pick-up or an overzealous meter maid. It is also the story of citizens in crisis: a woman fighting ceaselessly to give her great-grandchildren a better life, a father of six who may lose his job at the Navy Shipyard, and a policy analyst whose experiences as a crime victim tempt her to abandon her job and ideals. "Fascinating, humane" (The New Yorker) and alive with detail and insight, A Prayer for the City describes the rare combination of political courage and optimism that may be the only hope for America's urban centers.

What's My Name, Fool?

What's My Name, Fool?

Sports and Resistance in United States

  • Author: Dave Zirin
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458786986
  • Category:
  • Page: 396
  • View: 9432
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In Whats My Name, Fool? sports writer Dave Zirin shows how sports express the worst - and at times the most creative, exciting, and political - features of our society. Zirins sharp and insightful commentary on the personalities, politics, and history of American sports is unlike any sports writing being done today. Zirin explores how NBA brawls highlight tensions beyond the arena, how the bold stances taken by sports unions can chart a path for the entire labor movement, and the unexplored political stirrings of a new generation of athletes who are no longer content to just ''play one game at a time.'' Whats My Name, Fool? draws on original interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympic athlete John Carlos, NBA player and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar womens college hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic Project for Human Rights leader Lee Evans and many others. It also unearths a history of athletes ranging from Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali to Billie Jean King, who charted a new course through their athletic ability and their outspoken views.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Untold Stories from Behind the Lights

  • Author: Nathanial Hearne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780991151110
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 158
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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.

Three Nights in August

Three Nights in August

Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy, Inside the Mind of a Manager

  • Author: H. G. Bissinger
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618405442
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 280
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Chronicles a three-game series between baseball rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, focusing particular attention on the stars of the game--Albert Pujols, Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, and Scott Rolen.

Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon

Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon

An Introduction

  • Author: Eric Bain-Selbo,D. Gregory Sapp
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472506987
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 184
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Readers are introduced to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches used to understand religion – including sociology, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology – and how they can be used to understand sport as a religious phenomenon. Topics include the formation of powerful communities among fans and the religious experience of the fan, myth, symbols and rituals and the sacrality of sport, and sport and secularization. Case studies are taken from around the world and include the Olympics (ancient and modern), football in the UK, the All Blacks and New Zealand national identity, college football in the American South, and gymnastics. Ideal for classroom use, Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon illuminates the nature of religion through sports phenomena and is a much-needed contribution to the field of religion and popular culture.

Sports Illustrated The Football Book Expanded Edition

Sports Illustrated The Football Book Expanded Edition

  • Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
  • Publisher: Sports Illustrated
  • ISBN: 9781603200844
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1106
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The NFL has never been hotter--witness the $21.4 billion it will rake in on the TV-rights deals now in place (not to mention its own network), the proliferation of football news and information and the game's booming popularity among sports fans, including the 23 millioin who read SPORTS ILLUSTRATED every week. These 320 pages capture, in breathtaking words and pictures, the essence of America's game: the players and performances, the crucial moments and classic matchups, the enduring dynastics and unique characters that have made pro football the new national pastime.

Forty Million Dollar Slaves

Forty Million Dollar Slaves

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete

  • Author: William C. Rhoden
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0307565742
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 304
  • View: 5415
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From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry their talent built. Provocative and controversial, Rhoden’s $40 Million Slaves weaves a compelling narrative of black athletes in the United States, from the plantation to their beginnings in nineteenth-century boxing rings to the history-making accomplishments of notable figures such as Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, and Willie Mays. Rhoden reveals that black athletes’ “evolution” has merely been a journey from literal plantations—where sports were introduced as diversions to quell revolutionary stirrings—to today’s figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports programs. He details the “conveyor belt” that brings kids from inner cities and small towns to big-time programs, where they’re cut off from their roots and exploited by team owners, sports agents, and the media. He also sets his sights on athletes like Michael Jordan, who he says have abdicated their responsibility to the community with an apathy that borders on treason. The power black athletes have today is as limited as when masters forced their slaves to race and fight. The primary difference is, today’s shackles are often the athletes’ own making.

How to Read Literature

How to Read Literature

  • Author: Terry Eagleton
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300190964
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 216
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DIV A literary master’s entertaining guide to reading with deeper insight, better understanding, and greater pleasure /div

Football For Dummies

Football For Dummies

  • Author: Howie Long
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119022630
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 384
  • View: 1724
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"{U2026}a complete overview of the game, from understanding the positions and plays to making sense of the latest rules and regulations{u2014}and everything in between"--Page [4] of cover.

A People's History of Sports in the United States

A People's History of Sports in the United States

250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play

  • Author: David Zirin
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595586636
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 302
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In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People’s History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, puts it, “After you read him, you’ll never see sports the same way again.”

Rent

Rent

The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

  • Author: Jonathan Larson
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781557837370
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 141
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(Applause Libretto Library). Finally, an authorized libretto to this modern day classic! Rent won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for Jonathan Larson. The story of Mark, Roger, Maureen, Tom Collins, Angel, Mimi, JoAnne, and their friends on the Lower East Side of New York City will live on, along with the affirmation that there is "no day but today." Includes 16 color photographs of productions of Rent from around the world, plus an introduction ("Rent Is Real") by Victoria Leacock Hoffman.

I, Iago

I, Iago

A Novel

  • Author: Nicole Galland
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062200100
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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“Nicole Galland is exceptionally well versed in the fine nuances of storytelling.” —St. Petersburg Times “Galland has an exceptional gift.” —Neal Stephenson The critically acclaimed author of The Fool's Tale, Nicole Galland now approaches William Shakespeare's classic drama of jealousy, betrayal, and murder from the opposite side. I, Iago is an ingenious, brilliantly crafted novel that allows one of literature's greatest villains--the deceitful schemer Iago, from the Bard's immortal tragedy, Othello--to take center stage in order to reveal his "true" motivations. This is Iago as you've never known him, his past and influences breathtakingly illuminated, in a fictional reexamination that explores the eternal question: is true evil the result of nature versus nurture...or something even more complicated?

The Perfect Pass

The Perfect Pass

American Genius and the Reinvention of Football

  • Author: S. C. Gwynne
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501116193
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
  • View: 2327
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"New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach--two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s--changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL"--

Geek Love

Geek Love

A Novel

  • Author: Katherine Dunn
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307794482
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 6101
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Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious—and dangerous—asset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • Author: Ken Kesey
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143129511
  • Category: FICTION
  • Page: 304
  • View: 3788
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"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--