The Lords of Discipline

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The Lords of Discipline

By Pat Conroy

Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553271362, 512pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1985

Description

A novel you will never forget...

This  powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of  four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together  they will encounter the hell of hazing 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 will not  survive.

With all the dramatic brilliance he  brought to The Great Santini, Pat  Conroy sweeps you into the turbulent world of  these four friends -- and draws you deep into the  heart of his rebellious hero, Will McLean, an  outsider forging his personal code of honor, who falls  in love with a whimsical beauty... and who  undergoes a transition more remarkable then he ever  imagined possible.



Praise For The Lords of Discipline

"Gripping,  grueling... superb." -- Playboy  

"A work of enormous power, passion,  humor, and wisdom. It sweeps the reader along on a  great tide of honest, throbbing emotion. It is  the work of a writer with a large, brave heart."  -- Jonathan Yardley, Washington  Star

"God preserve Pat Conroy."  -- Boston Globe

"Seldom have I encountered an author who puts words  together so well -- reading Conroy is like  watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel." --  Sam Fletcher, Houston Post