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Eighteen-year-old Ben's attempts to stand up for himself, his mother, and his sister are resisted by his intolerant father, a fighter pilot and inflexible disciplinarian

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Pat Conroy
Publisher : Bantam Books
Release Book : 1987
Download Book : 440 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780553268928


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Pat Conroy’s New York Times–bestselling coming-of-age novel about a son’s struggle to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father. Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. A born athlete who desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all. Inspired by Pat Conroy’s own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Pat Conroy
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release Book : 2010-08-24
Download Book : 471 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781453203941


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Genre Book : Motion picture plays
Author Book : Lewis John Carlino
Publisher :
Release Book : 1978
Download Book : 252 Pages
ISBN-10 : PSU:000009425866


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.” Praise for The Death of Santini “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”—The Boston Globe “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”—People “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”—The New York Times Book Review “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”—The Washington Post “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Pat Conroy
Publisher : Dial Press
Release Book : 2013-10-29
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780385530859


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Pat Conroy’s work as a novelist and a memoirist has indelibly shaped the image of the American South in the cultural imagination. His writing has rendered the physical landscape of the South Carolina lowcountry familiar to legions of readers, and it has staked out a more complex geography as well, one defined by domestic trauma, racial anxiety, religious uncertainty, and cultural ambivalence. In Understanding Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer engages in a sustained consideration of Conroy and his work. The study begins with a sketch of Conroy’s biography, a narrative that, while fascinating in its own right, is employed here to illuminate many of the motifs and characters that define his work and to locate him within southern literary tradition. The volume then moves on to explore each of Conroy’s major works, tracing the evolution of the themes within and among each of his novels, including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and South of Broad, and his memoirs, among them The Water Is Wide and My Losing Season. Seltzer’s insightful close readings of Conroy’s work are supplemented by interviews and archival material, shedding new light on the often-complex dynamics between text and context in Conroy’s oeuvre. More broadly Understanding Pat Conroy also explores the ways that Conroy delights in troubling the boundaries that circumscribe the literary establishment. Seltzer links Conroy’s work to existing debates about the contemporary American canon, and, like Conroy’s work itself, Understanding Pat Conroy will be of interest to his readers, students of American literature, and new and veteran South watchers.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Catherine Seltzer
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Book : 2015-04-15
Download Book : 152 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781611175172


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This functional new volume introduces professionals to the Circumplex Model of Family Systems--one of the most respected and widely used approaches of its kind in family studies. Internationally known scholar/practitioners in the marriage and family therapy field demonstrate how the model can be used to assess couple and family dynamics and plan treatment interventions. They extend the use of the Circumplex Model for treating problem families using a range of clinical interventions at both the family level and broader social system level--including specific treatment populations--sex offenders, juvenile delinquents, truants, and multi-problem families. Designed as a multidisciplinary resource, this authoritative and accurate volume will assist social workers, psychologists, pastoral counselors, family therapists, and other mental health professionals who work with individuals in a family treatment context.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : David H. L. Olson
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Book : 1989
Download Book : 296 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0866567763


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A huge collection of crossword puzzles at a great price. Test your knowledge of trivia, history, pop culture, vocabulary, and literature, and see if you can decipher clever clues, playful puns, and tricky twists. You’ll need to keep historical context in mind when you try your hand at a selection of classics from the 1950s and 1960s. Test your mettle against contemporary champions with puzzles that were worked out under tournament conditions by three top solvers. See if you’re championship caliber by comparing your times with theirs—although just finishing these puzzles is an accomplishment of which to be proud. Exercise your mind with theme puzzles created by some of the most talented crossword constructors around. A soft cover and spiral binding make it easy to settle in with your chosen puzzle, and all solutions are included.

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Genre Book : Games & Activities
Author Book : Thomas Joseph
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Book : 2004-05
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1402712626


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The first book-length study of the fiction of popular novelist Pat Conroy.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Landon C. Burns
Publisher : Greenwood
Release Book : 1996
Download Book : 195 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015035742868


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Genre Book : New York (N.Y.)
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Release Book : 1984
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A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides. 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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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Pat Conroy
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release Book : 2010-08-17
Download Book : 561 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781453203989