The Great Santini

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Dial PressTrade Paperbacks, 1976 - 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  - Claire - Goodreads

I love Pat Conroy's writing style. A visit to Beaufort SC this year inspired me to read this book. I really enjoyed it and was able to picture the town in my mind's eye as I read. Great characters and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Libbie - Goodreads

I love most books by Pat Conroy and decided to read this one again after having read Conroy's autobiography where he refers to this book so often. The father, Marine Pilot Bull Meecham, is such a ... Read full review

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About the author (1976)

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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