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Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son

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ISBN-10: 0385343523

ISBN-13: 9780385343527

Edition: 2014

Authors: Pat Conroy

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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.…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/2/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.13" wide x 8.16" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Donald Patrick Conroy's pen name is Pat Conroy. He was born on October 26, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from The Citadel in 1967 with B.A. in English. He later used his experiences at the strict school in his book, The Lords of Discipline (1980), which was nominated for the Robert Kennedy Book Award in 1981. After teaching high school at his alma mater, he accepted a job teaching disadvantaged black children in a two-room schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island off the South Carolina coast. Many of the children were illiterate, unable even to write their own names. He taught them using oral history and geography lessons. His experience on Daufuskie Island formed the basis for his first…