The Lords of Discipline
Pat Conroy’s bestselling novel of a young cadet who must face down a racist secret society amid the social upheaval of the Vietnam War era
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.
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LORDS OF DISCIPLINE KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
For the listener who can persevere beyond the barrage of crude language used by most of the male characters in author Conroy's humane look at life inside a Southern military academy, the producer ... Read full review
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The paperback cover on this book doesn't begin to reflect the contents. What was in the publisher's heads to make it look like a Harlequin Romance?! I almost refused to read the book because of that ... Read full review