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The Lords of Discipline: A Novel

The Lords of Discipline: A Novel
Author: Pat Conroy
ISBN 13: 9780553381566
ISBN 10: 553381563
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: 2002-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
List Price: $17.00

Years before it became a center of controversy for its traditional exclusion of women, South Carolina's venerable military academy The Citadel inspired novelist Pat Conroy (who is one of its graduates) to craft a powerful and vivid story he called "The Lords of Discipline.

Publishers Weekly

As Conroy's tale of military college secrets reaches its 30th anniversary, Dan John Miller brings a new audio edition to life with passion and attention to detail, and the author himself offers an insightful introduction. Miller brings complexity and nuance to his portrayal of the mysterious St. Croix family, the old-money Charleston blue bloods who provide a home away from home for protagonist Will McLean. Miller recreates the mix of Lowcountry and upstate Carolina dialects on campus and also skillfully adds the voices of Will's Italian-American roommates Dante "Pig" Pignetti and Mark Santoro into the mix. The hazing sessions, where a vicious secret society of cadets use multiple forms of torture to preserve the racial purity of their school, have never sounded more harrowing, nor has the author's point--that there is exists a very dark side to obedience--been clearer. A Dial paperback. (May)