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The Lords of Discipline: A Novel

The Lords of Discipline: A Novel

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Author: Conroy, Pat

Brand: Dial Press Trade Paperback

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Reprint

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

Number Of Pages: 592

Release Date: 26-03-2002

Details: Product Description A Wall Street Journal Book Club pick • The acclaimed bestseller about upheaval at a Southern military academy, hailed by Larry King as “an American classic,” by the legendary author of The Prince of Tides and The Great SantiniIn this powerful, mesmerizing, and acclaimed bestseller, Pat Conroy sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men—friends, cadets, and blood brothers—and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity. We go deep into the heart of the novel’s hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his own personal code of honor who is battling into manhood the hard way. Immersed in a poignant love affair with a haunting beauty, Will must boldly confront the terrifying injustice of a corrupt institution as he struggles to expose a mysterious group known as “The Ten.”Praise for The Lords of Discipline “If you are reading another book when you begin The Lords of Discipline, prepare to set it aside.”—The Denver Post “A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom [that] sweeps the reader along on a great tide of honest, throbbing emotion.”—The Washington Star “Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully.”—Lexington Herald-Leader Review “If you are reading another book when you begin The Lords of Discipline, prepare to set it aside.” —The Denver Post “Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.” —Houston Chronicle “ The Lords Of Discipline is, simply, an American classic.” —Larry King “A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom [that] sweeps the reader along on a great tide of honest, throbbing emotion.” — The Washington Star “Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully.” — Lexington Herald-Leader From the Inside Flap In this powerful, mesmerizing, and highly acclaimed bestseller, PAT CONROY sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men–friends, cadets, and blood brothers–and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity. We go deeply into the heart of the novel's hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his own personal code of honor, who is battling into manhood the hard way. Immersed in a poignant love affair with a haunting beauty, Will must boldly confront the terrifying injustice of a corrupt institution as he struggles to expose a mysterious group known as "The Ten." From the Back Cover In this powerful, mesmerizing, and highly acclaimed bestseller, PAT CONROY sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men-friends, cadets, and blood brothers-and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity. We go deeply into the heart of the novel's hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his own personal code of honor, who is battling into manhood the hard way. Immersed in a poignant love affair with a haunting beauty, Will must boldly confront the terrifying injustice of a corrupt institution as he struggles to expose a mysterious group known as "The Ten." About the Author Pat Conroy (1945–2016) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter One When I crossed the Ashley River my senior year in my gray 1959 Chevrolet, I was returning with confidence and even joy. I'm a senior now, I thought, looking to my right and seeing the restrained chaste skyline of Charleston again. The gentleness and purity of that skyline had always pleased me. A fleet of small sailboats struggled toward a buoy in the windless river, trapped like pale months in the clear amber of late afternoon. Then I looked to my left and saw, upriver, the white battlements and parapets of Carolina Military Institute, as stolid and immovable in reality as in memory. The view to

EAN: 9780553381566

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew