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The Book A Friday Night Lights Companion
The Author Leah Wilson
The Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date2011-07-05
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 256
ISBN 9781935618904
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition
The Author H. G. Bissinger
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2015-08-11
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 432
ISBN 9780306824227
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author H. G. Bissinger
The Publisher Novels
Release Date2004-08-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 367
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book After Friday Night Lights When the Games Ended Real Life Began An Unlikely Love Story
The Author Buzz Bissinger
The Publisher Byliner, Inc
Release Date2012-04-19
Genre Education
Pages
ISBN 9781614520245
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Thursday Night Lights
The Author Michael Hurd
The Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date2017-10-11
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 260
ISBN 9781477310342
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre
Pages
ISBN OCLC:693547608
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Friday Night Lights is deeply entrenched in the world of football and teamwork, but the series transcends sports and delves into rich, human relationships that at times are heartbreakingly real. A compelling drama, the show also features one of the strongest (and best looking) ensemble casts. The second season fulfills the promise of its debut. Full of drama, heart, and superb acting, the series is set in fictional Dillon, Texas--a town where everyone lives and breathes football. The first season had Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) accepting a college coaching job, while his pregnant wife Tami (Connie Britton) and their 16-year-old daughter Julie (Aimee Teegarden) stayed behind in Dillon. Unfulfilled by his diminished duties and cognizant of the fact that he no longer is the head guy who calls all the shots, Eric returns to the Dillon Panthers. Meanwhile, Julie breaks up with starting quarterback Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford), who ends up finding love with a young nurse's aide. Paralyzed football hero Jason Street (Scott Porter) tries to find his place in the world, moving out of his parents' home and accepting--and then quitting--an assistant coaching job with the Dillon Panthers. And bad boy Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) gets thrown off the squad and ends up squatting in a meth dealer's home before Coach Taylor temporarily takes him in. But the strongest storyline belongs to Gaius Charles, who is pitch perfect as cocky star runningback Brian "Smash" Williams. Ensured a spot on a university with an elite football program, Williams believes that he is unstoppable. When a run-in with some racist kids turns into a media frenzy, the school rescinds its invitation and Smash finds himself scrambling to get into any school, regardless of its football program. A powerful actor who is equally adept at portraying a strutting football hero as he is a humbled teen, Charles conveys passion as well as numbing reality. Season two also deals with the aftermath of Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) and Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons), who try to cover up a murder. While the storyline is flawed and implausible, the actors do a stellar job with the material. It is also sweet to watch the couple's relationship--initially based on desperation--forge into a strong friendship and romance. Things don't always end neatly, but that only adds to the drama of Friday Night Lights. Look for series writer Peter Berg to guest star as Tami's former high-school boyfriend and Eric's nemesis. If the finale seems a little disjointed, it is because of the 2008 writers strike, which forced the series to truncate its episodes from a planned 22 episodes to just 15. The four-disc set also includes audio commentary and almost 40 minutes of deleted footage.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Dr Nathanial Hearne
The Publisher
Release Date2014-02-17
Genre Education
Pages 158
ISBN 0991151100
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Peter Berg
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Television programs
Pages 110
ISBN OCLC:227810915
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author Kathleen Olmstead
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2011-12-06
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 35
ISBN 9781443412063
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Friday Night Lights
The Author H. G. Bissinger
The Publisher Westview Press
Release Date2004
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 371
ISBN 0306814250
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons
The Author Mark LaMaster
The Publisher
Release Date2015-11-18
Genre
Pages 224
ISBN 194352646X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Finally, a Game Plan for dads to help develop their sons into the men God intended them to be. Many fathers and sons crave a stronger connection with each other and with God. Unfortunately, most of the time, we're not sure how. Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons provides an answer. Discover how to schedule a 10-Game Day season with your son. Each Game Day is designed to engage dads and their sons in conversation on topics ranging from faith and friends to prayer and purity. Each Game Day includes: - A Game Day Theme (character and integrity, work and money, service, and many more). - God's Key Play (Bible verse) - A Scouting Report for dads - Personalized Pre-and Post-Game Day Prayers - A Pre-Game Planning Session for dads - A Game Day activity for fathers and sons (laser tag, disc golf, and test-driving dream cars). - Post-Game Day Analysis Questions and Press Conference - Plus, many more father and son bonding experiences Mark LaMaster's purpose and passion is to help good dads become GREAT dads by providing intentional, biblically based activities to help them raise their sons to become godly young men. Mark is also the founder of Playoff Parenting, LLC, whose mission is to help transform well-intended, passive parents into active and intentional Playoff Parents who teach valuable, Christian-based lessons to their children.


The Book De omstreden bronnen van de islam
The Author Eildert Mulder
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre Islam
Pages 438
ISBN 9021142104
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Journalistiek verslag van de wetenschappelijke discussie over het ontstaan van de Koran, het leven van Mohammed, de islamitische traditie en de vroegste geschiedenis van de islam.


The Book History in the Media
The Author Robert Niemi
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 501
ISBN 9781576079522
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.


The Book Stemmen in de oceaan
The Author Susan Casey
The Publisher Luitingh-Sijthoff B.V., Uitgeverij
Release Date2016-07-15
Genre Nature
Pages
ISBN 9789024571444
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: New York Times-bestsellerauteur Susan Casey neemt je mee in de wijde wereld van dolfijnen. Samen met haar reis je door vele wateren, op zoek naar hun verbazingwekkende eigenschappen en hun vriendschap. Zij laat je zien wat wij mensen kunnen leren van deze mysterieuze en zeer intelligente wezens: levensvreugde, lichaamsbeheersing, gebruik van intuïtie en beïnvloeding van welzijn. Maar ze vertelt ook hoezeer het magische bestaan van deze dieren wordt bedreigd. Stemmen in de oceaan is een fantastisch verhaal over de kracht van dolfijnen en onze rol in hun bestaan. Susan Casey (1973) is expert op het gebied van dolfijnen en was hoofdredacteur van O, Oprah Magazine. Ze publiceerde artikelen in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Outside en National Geographic en heeft als journalist diverse prijzen gewonnen. Susan Casey schreef onder andere de New York Times-bestseller The Devil's Teeth, een waargebeurd verhaal over de obsessie en het overleven met witte haaien.


The Book The New Plantation
The Author B. Hawkins
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2010-02-15
Genre Education
Pages 238
ISBN 9780230105539
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.


The Book Friday Night Stage Lights
The Author Rachele Alpine
The Publisher Aladdin
Release Date2018-09-18
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 256
ISBN 1534404597
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Cutting Edge meets Step Up in this hilarious M!X novel where the worlds of football and ballet collide. Football is everything in Emma’s Texas town. The week revolves around Friday night lights; her step-brother Tanner is the star of the high school team, her step-dad is an arm-chair quarterback, and her mom is the team’s biggest fan. Even her best friend, Mia, creates vlogs about the football team and posts them on her YouTube page. In other words, everyone eats, sleeps, and breathes football. Well, everyone except Emma. Because to Emma, it’s not football that’s everything, but ballet. It’s her way of escaping the town’s obsession with football and gives her a way to just be herself. Auditions are coming up for the Texas School of the Arts, where she can escape the football craze permanently. But then the worst possible thing happens. The middle school football coach doesn’t think his boys have quite what it takes on the football field, and decides to follow in the footsteps of the Dallas Cowboys to have the team trade in their helmets for high kicks in order to gain better agility on the field. Ballet was supposed to be her place, and now that’s getting invaded by football too. And then something even worse happens: her audition partner breaks his leg. And the only other male dance partner available? Logan, star of the middle school football team. What could go wrong from giving it a chance to save her dreams?


The Book Rooting for the Home Team
The Author Daniel A. Nathan
The Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date2013-05-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 248
ISBN 9780252094859
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Rooting for the Home Team examines how various American communities create and maintain a sense of collective identity through sports. Looking at large cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, and Los Angeles as well as small rural towns, suburbs, and college towns, the contributors consider the idea that rooting for local athletes and home teams often symbolizes a community's preferred understanding of itself, and that doing so is an expression of connectedness, public pride and pleasure, and personal identity. Some of the wide-ranging essays point out that financial interests also play a significant role in encouraging fan bases, and modern media have made every seasonal sport into yearlong obsessions. Celebrities show up for big games, politicians throw out first pitches, and taxpayers pay plenty for new stadiums and arenas. The essays in Rooting for the Home Team cover a range of professional and amateur athletics, including teams in basketball, football, baseball, and even the phenomenon of no-glove softball. Contributors are Amy Bass, Susan Cahn, Mark Dyreson, Michael Ezra, Elliott J. Gorn, Christopher Lamberti, Allison Lauterbach, Catherine M. Lewis, Shelley Lucas, Daniel A. Nathan, Michael Oriard, Carlo Rotella, Jaime Schultz, Mike Tanier, David K. Wiggins, and David W. Zang.


The Book One Smile One Arm
The Author Becky Alexander
The Publisher WestBow Press
Release Date2013-06-05
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 112
ISBN 9781449796044
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Experience life with one arm through twenty-five heartwarming stories. Laugh, gasp, contemplate, and be inspired. • In “Dumbest Question,” Becky is asked if she's right-handed or left-handed. • In “Crushed,” a stranger says Becky's family must have done something bad for her to have been born with one arm. • In “JFK,” Becky's mom writes a letter to the president of the United States and gets a response. • In “Friday Night Lights,” Becky's dad manufactures a prosthetic hand using the mechanism from an ice-cream scooper. • In "Bionic Woman," the Six Million-Dollar Man comes to Becky's rescue. • In "Capitol Hill," a United States Congressman helps Becky when her arm activates security alarms in Washington, D.C. One Smile, One Arm—You may never look at a normal day the same again!


The Book The Boy Next Door
The Author Katie Van Ark
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2015-01-06
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Pages 368
ISBN 9781250061782
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Maddy Spier's been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she's also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls. How can she make him realize that they can be partners off the ice as well? Gabe's relationship with Maddy is vital. He can't imagine skating with anyone else, and together they have a real chance at gold–maybe even making it to the Olympics! So he's decided to think of her as a sister. After all, family is forever, but he's never dated anyone for more than two weeks. Then their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, and everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy's been hoping for or the big break-up that Gabe has always feared?


The Book Remake Television
The Author Carlen Lavigne
The Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date2014-02-27
Genre Social Science
Pages 363
ISBN 9780739183342
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, examines multiple definitions of television remakes, from reboots (like Charlie’s Angels) to adaptations (The Walking Dead) and sequels (Doctor Who). It addresses cross-cultural issues while also interrogating the changing contexts and challenges posed by generational and media format shifts.