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Bissinger, Buzz 1954-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 258 publications in 4 languages and 17,735 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Television series  Sports television programs  Teen television programs  Biography  Sports films  Television melodramas  Television adaptations  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: GV958.P47, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Buzz Bissinger
Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream by Buzz Bissinger( Book )

62 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Three nights in August : strategy, heartbreak, and joy, inside the mind of a manager by Buzz Bissinger( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shooting stars by LeBron James( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basketball superstar James and Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Friday Night Lights," tell this poignant, thrilling account of the power of teamwork to transform young lives, including James's own
The secrets of my life by Caitlyn Jenner( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Jenner, the celebrated Olympic icon and later the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world, seemed to be living a dream life of success, fame, and prosperity. But the all-American image and million-dollar smile belied a lifelong struggle with gender dysphoria. The public mask of Bruce Jenner was finally retired in 2015 and Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world and set free to exist on her own terms. Since then, Caitlyn has undertaken an arduous emotional and physical odyssey to achieve the completeness she always felt was missing
A prayer for the city by Buzz Bissinger( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayor Edward Rendell will do almost anything for Philadelphia. He will clean the bathrooms in City Hall, endure a joint appearance with Mickey Mouse, and personally lobby President Clinton to keep jobs in the city. He is that rare politician who is larger than life in his ambitions, compassion, and flaws - a man wise enough to see the comic absurdity of his job, yet crazy enough to think he can actually revive his declining city. To succeed, Rendell must negotiate a tough new contract with city workers who are threatening to strike and wreak havoc on the city. He must allay African-American leaders engaged in a zero-sum game of racial politics. He must combat the loss of tens of thousands of jobs that have brought the Workshop of the World to its knees. As Rendell and his brilliant chief of staff, David Cohen, fight these political battles, four citizens of Philadelphia engage in their own personal struggles, each one connected to events at City Hall. At turns heart-wrenching and hilarious, A Prayer for the City dramatically illustrates high-pressure politics and the threat of economic decline facing so many cities
Stagecoach by John Ford( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of passengers with nothing in common is stuck inside a coach that is being attacked by bandits and Indians
Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream by Buzz Bissinger( Recording )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa, the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true
Shooting stars by LeBron James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading NBA star presents the story of his inner-city Ohio youth basketball team on which players overcame challenging hardships to qualify for a national championship while learning key lessons about teamwork
3 nights in August : strategy, heartbreak, and joy inside the mind of a manager by Buzz Bissinger( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball's strategic and emotional essences captured through the account of one three-game series viewed through the eyes of Tony LaRussa
LeBron's dream team : how five friends made history by LeBron James( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: From the ultimate team basketball superstar LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August a poignant, thrilling tale of the power of teamwork to transform young lives, including James s own. The Shooting Stars were a bunch of kids LeBron James and his best friends from Akron, Ohio, who first met on a youth basketball team of the same name when they were ten and eleven years old. United by their love of the game and their yearning for companionship, they quickly forged a bond that would carry them through thick and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to a national championship in their senior year of high school. They were a motley group who faced challenges all too typical of inner-city America. LeBron grew up without a father and had moved with his mother more than a dozen times by the age of ten. Willie McGee, the quiet one, had left both his parents behind in Chicago to be raised by his older brother in Akron. Dru Joyce was outspoken, and his dad was ever present; he would end up coaching all five of the boys in high school. Sian Cotton, who also played football, was the happy-go-lucky enforcer, while Romeo Travis was unhappy, bitter, even surly, until he finally opened himself up to the bond his teammates offered him. In the summer after seventh grade, the Shooting Stars tasted glory when they qualified for a national championship tournament in Memphis. But they lost their focus and had to go home early. They promised one another they would stay together and do whatever it took to win a national title. They had no idea how hard it would be to fulfill that promise. In the years that followed, they would endure jealousy, hostility, exploitation, resentment from the black community (because they went to a white high school), and the consequences of their own overconfidence. Not least, they would all have to wrestle with LeBrons outsize success, which brought too much attention and even a whiff of scandal their way. But together these five boys became men, and together they claimed the prize they had fought for all those years a national championship. Shooting Stars is a stirring depiction of the challenges that face America s youth today and a gorgeous evocation of the transcendent impact of teamwork
The Best American Sports Writing 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fathers & sons & sports : great writing by Buzz Bissinger, John Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, Donald Hall, Mark Kriegel, Norman Maclean and others ; introduction by Mike Lupica( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ESPN has collected the very best sport stories from the sport pages. Unforgettable tales about fathers sending their sons off to battle, sons who dared to challenge their fathers in competition, boys and men finding a common language in a shared passion. From the Little League diamond to the local fishing hole to the high school wrestling mat to the collegiate gridiron, from the backyards of America to the most famous stadiums in the world, these stories all share one thing: breathtaking insight into what makes sports an essential part of life
The secrets of my life by Caitlyn Jenner( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her new memoir, Caitlyn Jenner and co-writer Buzz Bissinger, chronicles her life as Bruce and her brave transition into womanhood. The book will cover Caitlyn Jenner's childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world's most famous transgender woman
The classic Mantle by Buzz Bissinger( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Classic Mantle, acclaimed sportswriter Buzz Bissinger tells the story of Mickey Mantle's unforgettable career. Mantle has long been considered one of baseball's most memorable figures - playing his entire 18-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1951-68), winning 3 American League MVP titles, playing in 20 All-Star games, and winning 7 World Series. Today, more than 40 years after his retirement, he still holds 6 World Series records, including most home runs (18). Bissinger goes beyond the statistics to bring Mantle to life, and stunning photographs by Marvin E. Newman make this book a fitting tribute to Mantle's career and his lasting impact on the sport of baseball
Shattered Glass by Billy Ray( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hayden Christensen stars as Stephen Glass, a staff writer for the respected current events and policy magazine, 'The New Republic' and a freelance writer for 'Rolling Stone Magazine', 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'George'. By the mid-90's, Glass' articles had turned him into one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington D.C., but a bizarre chain of events suddenly stopped his career in its tracks"--Container
Fathers & sons & sports : great writing( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For generations, fathers and sons have used the language of sports to work out their differences and express their love for each other. Fathers & Sons & Sports presents a powerful lineup of real-world stories about fathers and sons playing one-on-one in the game of life, written by such great sportswriters and authors as Henry Aaron, as told to Cal Fussman - Michael J. Agovino - Buzz Bissinger - Jeff Bradley - John Ed Bradley - James Brown - Darcy Frey - Tom Friend - Bill Geist - Mike Golic - Donald Hall - Paul Hoffman - Mark Kriegel - Norman Maclean - John Buffalo Mailer - Ron Reagan - Peter Richmond - Jeremy Schaap - Lew Schneider - Dan Shaughnessy - Paul Solotaroff - John Jeremiah Sullivan - Wright Thompson - Steve Wulf The unforgettable accounts here include the stories of a professional football player passing on his father's secrets to his own sons, a severely disabled boy discovering joy on a surfboard, a wealthy NFL player taking his coddled children back to the mean streets that made him, and a major league manager who must face the hard fact that nothing, not even unconditional love, can save his son. Anyone who has ever been a father or a son will see himself in these moving snapshots of family life at its most emotional. Whether the stories take place on a diamond, a court, a gridiron, a fairway, or a chessboard, they're all about the same subject: fatherhood, one of the world's most intriguing sports. From the Trade Paperback edition
Fathers & sons & sports( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friday night lights by Peter Berg( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest TV dramas of all time continues with 13 gripping fourth season episodes of the critically acclaimed series. Small-town life in Dillon has changed irrevocably with the dramatic split of the school district
Friday night lights( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven in een stadje in Texas draait om de de wedstrijden van het high school football team
Friday night lights( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of a high school football coach, his family, and his players in a small Texas town that lives for the Friday night football game
 
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Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream
Alternative Names
Bissinger, Buzz

Bissinger, Buzz 1954-

Bissinger, H.G.

Bissinger, H. G. 1954-

Bissinger, Harry Gerard

Bissinger, Harry Gerard 1954-

Buzz Bissinger

Buzz Bissinger Amerikaans journalist

Buzz Bissinger periodista estadounidense

H. G. Bissinger journaliste américain

H. G. Bissinger US-amerikanischer Autor, Drehbuchautor und Journalist.

ビッシンガー, H. G

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Three nights in August : strategy, heartbreak, and joy, inside the mind of a managerShooting starsA prayer for the cityShooting stars3 nights in August : strategy, heartbreak, and joy inside the mind of a managerLeBron's dream team : how five friends made historyThe Best American Sports Writing 2003Fathers & sons & sports : great writing by Buzz Bissinger, John Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, Donald Hall, Mark Kriegel, Norman Maclean and others ; introduction by Mike Lupica