The Great Santini

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Dial PressTrade Paperbacks, 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
The ending left me shocked becau - Goodreads
As a depiction of military life I loved this book. - Goodreads
Character development=amazing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Candace Rollins - Goodreads

After purchasing 'The Death of Santini', I decided to reread 'The Great Santini' to re familiarize my self with the Meechum family. It had been decades since I read it the first time so it's hard to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

A masterpiece of a novel of a military family headed by Bull Meacham, aka "the Great Santini". The audio performance by Dick Hill is equally a masterpiece, conveying the bravado, fury, love and hate that are part of this story of imperfect humans. Bravo 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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