The Lords of Discipline

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Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2002 - Fiction - 561 pages
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A Wall Street Journal Book Club pick * The acclaimed bestseller about upheaval at a Southern military academy, hailed by Larry King as "an American classic," by the legendary author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini

In this powerful, mesmerizing, and acclaimed bestseller, Pat Conroy sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men--friends, cadets, and blood brothers--and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity. We go deep into the heart of the novel's hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his own personal code of honor who is battling into manhood the hard way. Immersed in a poignant love affair with a haunting beauty, Will must boldly confront the terrifying injustice of a corrupt institution as he struggles to expose a mysterious group known as "The Ten."

Praise for The Lords of Discipline

"If you are reading another book when you begin The Lords of Discipline, prepare to set it aside."--The Denver Post

"A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom [that] sweeps the reader along on a great tide of honest, throbbing emotion."--The Washington Star

"Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully."--Lexington Herald-Leader

 

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User Review  - santhony - LibraryThing

I’ve apparently gone about reading Pat Conroy all backward, having started with The Death of Santini and now filling in with his earlier work. In Death of Santini, Conroy provides an autobiographical ... Read full review

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User Review  - Becky221 - LibraryThing

I read Prince of Tides years ago and loved it. This book, while displaying Conroy's eloquent writing style, was not as good. Perhaps the subject matter (morals and hazing at a South Carolina military college) was a bit dated and disturbing. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
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Part III
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Pat Conroy (1945 2016) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini.

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