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The Death of Santini

The Story of A Father and His Son
Conroy, Pat (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Death of Santini
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A memoir by the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides about his father--the inspiration for The Great Santini--and a reaffirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.
Authors: Conroy, Pat
Title: The death of Santini
the story of a father and his son
Publisher: New York :, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: x, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Prologue
The promise
Fun and games at The Citadel
Daufuskie Island
The writing of The Great Santini
Publication of The Great Santini
On the set of The Great Santini
Two premieres
Stanny
Piedmont
Peg Conroy Egan
Trip to Rome, Georgia
Gnome
Tom's breakdown
The end to it all
Tom's leap, Carol Ann's ball of tears
Losing Carol Ann
Escape from San Francisco
Don and the Chicago Irish
The Arcs
Hurrah for the next man to die
The God of last things
Epilogue: Pat Conroy's eulogy for The Great Santini
Summary: A memoir by the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides about his father--the inspiration for The Great Santini--and a reaffirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.
ISBN: 9780385530903
0385530900
Statement of Responsibility: Pat Conroy
Subject Headings: Conroy, Pat Conroy, Donald Patrick, senior BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military United States. Marines Military life Biography Fathers and sons Biography Conflict of generations Dysfunctional families Life change events
Topical Term: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Literary
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Military
Fathers and sons
Conflict of generations
Dysfunctional families
Life change events
LCCN: 2013019095
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Feb 22, 2014
  • erinsnest rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Feb 3, 2014, I've had this book on my waiting list forever, and renewed it twice, so I decided, now is the time for it. Starts off in Pat Conroy's great style, I know I'm goiing to enjoy it. Hope to find an audiobook to listen and read along to. Just checked, no audiobook yet. Darn it!......Feb 15, 2014, I'm on page 250, and although I have basically enjoyed this book, (which so far is about just about everyone in his family EXCEPT for his father!) I have found the last chapter, and the one I have just started, (about his sister Carol Ann,) a bit painful, to the point that I am procrastinating. A while ago, I commented (I believe while reading "The Great Santini") that I liked Pat Conroy's non-fiction better than his fiction. I take that back. "South of Broad" is my fav, by far!.....Feb 20, 2014..I have just finished this, and I must say it picked up a bit in the end, but all in all, I feel I know a little bit too much about Pat Conroy's family right now. I will look forward to his next novel, and I now understand his "San Francisco" part of "South of Broad," which has made reading this book worthwhile....he sure knows how to bare his soul. His lifestyle is sure a lot different than mine. If my parents had gone through the same illnesses, I know I (and my siblings,) would not have participated in the "death watches" quite as faithfully or as well organized. We sure don't throw such grand parties either. Mind you, they do and did have a bit of celebrity status, that might be the difference!

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