The Lords of Discipline

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Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2002 - Fiction - 561 pages
973 Reviews

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.”

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User Review  - Luke Scribner - Goodreads

The Lords of Discipline is a great book that is told through the eyes of Will McLean, an institute recruit. The story focuses on the morale aspects of Will and his friends lives as well as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chad Manske - Goodreads

Simply a classic. I had this book on my Kindle for a few years and don't know why it took me so long to get to it until now. Conroy's grasp of descriptive prose and humor is a credit to the English ... 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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