The Lords of Discipline
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Lords of Discipline


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453203989


The Lords of Discipline Book Description :

A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides. As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, Will survives the school’s notorious freshman hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten. But when he is asked to mentor the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the threat of violence—simmering beneath the surface. Based on Conroy’s own military school experience and featuring his lush prose and richly drawn characters, The Lords of Discipline is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage he finds along the way.

The Lords of Discipline
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Lords of Discipline


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553381566


The Lords of Discipline Book Description :

Dramatically interweaves the themes of brotherhood and betrayal as senior cadet Will McLean courageously struggles to forge his own honor code and manhood in a regimented, venerable, but corrupt Southern military academy. Reprint.

The Lords of Discipline
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Lords of Discipline


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553271362


The Lords of Discipline Book Description :

Dramatically interweaves themes of brotherhood and betrayal as senior cadet, Will McLean, courageously struggles to forge his own honor code and manhood in a regimented, venerable, but corrupt Southern military academy

The Boo
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The Boo


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453206409


The Boo Book Description :

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s story about life at the Citadel in the 1960s, a profound exploration of what it means to be a man of honor. Lt. Col. Nugent Courvoisie, known to the cadets as “the Boo,” is an imposing and inspiring leader at the South Carolina military academy, the Citadel. A harsh disciplinarian but a compassionate mentor, he guides and inspires his young charges. Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. The Boo takes Cates under his wing, but their bond is threatened when they’re forced to confront an act of violence on campus. Drawn from Pat Conroy’s own experiences as a student at the Citadel, The Boo is an unforgettable story about duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances.

The Great Santini
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

The Great Santini


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Bantam Books
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553268928


The Great Santini Book Description :

Eighteen-year-old Ben's attempts to stand up for himself, his mother, and his sister are resisted by his intolerant father, a fighter pilot and inflexible disciplinarian

Beach Music
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

Beach Music


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307804730


Beach Music Book Description :

An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle

Played by the Earl

Played by the Earl


  • Author : Alyson Chase
  • Publisher : Alice Weiss
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944802080


Played by the Earl Book Description :

In the games men play, love is the riskiest roll of the dice… Ever since John, Earl of Summerset, retired as a spy, his life has suffered from nothing but boredom. He has no plots to uncover, no foes to vanquish…until his brother gambles away the source of the Summerset fortune. Determined to save his earldom, John devises a plot guaranteed to recover his property. All he needs is a proper young miss to assist him… Netta isn’t averse to a racket or two, not if the job is profitable. She can be any woman the provoking earl desires and she knows every trick in the book. But John is eager to prove that seduction is a game two can play. And the price of her employment might be more than she bargained for. But when Netta’s past threatens to destroy John’s future, they discover even the best-laid schemes can go awry. As an enemy creeps closer, John and Netta are in danger of losing much more than their hearts. In order to survive, they will need to find one last ace up their sleeves…. +++Played by the Earl contains steamy sex scenes with elements of BDSM. Don’t read it unless you like your romances HOT!!+++

My Losing Season
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

My Losing Season


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-08-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0553898183


My Losing Season Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man. With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated. Praise for My Losing Season “A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.”—The Washington Post Book World “A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.”—Houston Chronicle “A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.”—Newsweek “In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.”—New York Daily News “Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”—Boston Herald From the Hardcover edition.

The Water Is Wide
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

The Water Is Wide


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453203903


The Water Is Wide Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation. When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.