Pat Conroy Collection
Two Pat Conroy novels together in one collection
The Great Santini
Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He's all Marineâfighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wifeâbeautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben's got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn't give inânot to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy's most explosive characterâa man you should hate, but a man you will love.
The Lords of Discipline
This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood...and one will not survive. With all the dramatic brilliance he brought to The Great Santini, Pat Conroy sweeps you into the turbulent world of these four friendsâand draws you deep into the heart of his rebellious hero, Will McLean, an outsider forging his personal code of honor, who falls in love with a whimsical beauty...and who undergoes a transition more remarkable then he ever imagined possible.
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