The Great Santini

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Random House Publishing Group, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 471 pages
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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.

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Great characters, great plot, wonderful storytelling! - Goodreads
Great read with a teary ending. - Goodreads
I love Pat Conroy's writing style. - Goodreads
It is just hard to read about someone so unbending. - Goodreads
As a depiction of military life I loved this book. - Goodreads
Character development=amazing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Leigh - Goodreads

Conroy can definitely spin a good yarn and keep the reader engaged with his excellent writing. The fact that this excruciatingly tale is actually based on his own father makes the story even more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mickey Biedermann - Goodreads

I love Pat Conroy's writing style, and the actor/reader was one of the best I've listened to. I loved everything about this book, except too many tears (for me) at the end. I guess the tears were ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and My Losing Season. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

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