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Lords Of Discipline by Pat Conroy


Lords Of Discipline by Pat Conroy

This powerful novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of vicious bullying and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood... and one of them will not survive. Based on Conroy's own experiences at The Citadel Military school in Charleston, The Lords of Discipline is a remarkable novel.


'Pat Conroy's is the most articulate and commanding voice to speak for and from the south since Thomas Wolfe'
Anne Rivers Siddons

'Tremendous depth, intricacy and compression...a novel about virtues we neglect to our diminishment: courage, brotherhood and victory over the difficult obstacles to authentic manhood'
James Dickey, author of Deliverance

'A work of enormous power, passion, honour and wisdom'

* Washington Star * 'Gripping, gruelling...superb

* Playboy *

About the Author

Pat Conroy is the author of six previous novels: The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides and Beach Music. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

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Publication date

1st November 1987


Pat Conroy

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Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


576 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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