The Great Santini

Download or Read eBook The Great Santini PDF written by Pat Conroy and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2022-12-20 with total page 589 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Great Santini

Book Synopsis The Great Santini by : Pat Conroy

“Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits a bull’s-eye almost every time.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel This is the story of Bull Meecham, the epitome of the Marine officer. Demanding, authoritarian, as tough a disciplinarian at home as at the base, Bull is a difficult man to please, and even harder to love. This is also the story of Ben Meecham, Bull’s oldest son. A gifted athlete whose best never satisfies his father, Ben must balance his own ambition with his father’s expectations – and decide what course he will chart for himself and what kind of man he will become. Piercing, bittersweet, and unforgettable, The Great Santini is Pat Conroy’s semi-autobiographical lens into fathers and sons, and the powerful legacy one man can leave behind. “Robust and vivid…full of feeling.” – Newsday “Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully.” – Lexington Herald Leader

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins
  • Total Pages – 589
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780063322400
  • ISBN-13 – 0063322404

The Great Santini

Download or Read eBook The Great Santini PDF written by Pat Conroy and published by Harper Large Print. This book was released on 2023-09-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Great Santini

Book Synopsis The Great Santini by : Pat Conroy

#1 New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy's classic semi-autographical novel of a harsh Marine father and his son's struggle to come into his own. "Robust and vivid...full of feeling." --Newsday This is the story of Bull Meecham, the epitome of the Marine officer. Demanding, authoritarian, as tough a disciplinarian at home as at the base, Bull is a difficult man to please, and even harder to love. This is also the story of Ben Meecham, Bull's oldest son. A gifted athlete whose best never satisfies his father, Ben must balance his own ambition with his father's expectations--and decide what course he will chart for himself and what kind of man he will become. Piercing, bittersweet, and unforgettable, The Great Santini is Pat Conroy's semi-autobiographical lens into fathers and sons, and the powerful legacy one man can leave behind.

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  • ISBN-10 – 0063347636
  • ISBN-13 – 9780063347632

The Great Santini

Download or Read eBook The Great Santini PDF written by Pat Conroy and published by Dial Press Trade Paperback. This book was released on 2002-03-26 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Great Santini

Book Synopsis The Great Santini by : Pat Conroy

The piercing, iconic semi-autobiographical novel of a domineering father and ambitious son, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine—fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, 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 in—not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy’s most explosive character—a man you should hate, but a man you will love. Praise for The Great Santini “Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won’t quit.”—The Atlanta Journal “[Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel.”—Richmond News-Leader “Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull’s-eye almost every time.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling.”—Newsday “God preserve Pat Conroy.”—The Boston Globe

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  • Publisher – Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Total Pages – 482
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780553381559
  • ISBN-13 – 0553381555

South of Broad

Download or Read eBook South of Broad PDF written by Pat Conroy and published by Dial Press. This book was released on 2009-08-11 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
South of Broad

Book Synopsis South of Broad by : Pat Conroy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage” (The Washington Post) by the celebrated author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina’s dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for. Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds. Praise for South of Broad “Vintage Pat Conroy . . . a big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage.”—The Washington Post “Conroy remains a magician of the page.”—The New York Times Book Review “Richly imagined . . . These characters are gallant in the grand old-fashioned sense, devoted to one another and to home. That siren song of place has never sounded so sweet.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune “A lavish, no-holds-barred performance.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A lovely, often thrilling story.”—The Dallas Morning News “A pleasure to read . . . a must for Conroy’s fans.”—Associated Press

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  • Total Pages – 546
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780385532143
  • ISBN-13 – 0385532148

My Losing Season

Download or Read eBook My Losing Season PDF written by Pat Conroy and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2003-08-26 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
My Losing Season

Book Synopsis My Losing Season by : Pat Conroy

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

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  • Publisher – Bantam
  • Total Pages – 418
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780553898187
  • ISBN-13 – 0553898183