The Death of Santini

The Death of Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-10-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 0385530900

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A painful, lyrical, addictive read” (People) by the cherished author of The Great Santini that brings his extraordinary career full circle 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. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.” Praise for The Death of Santini “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”—People “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”—The New York Times Book Review “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”—The Washington Post “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”—The Boston Globe.

The Death of Santini

The Death of Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 0385530854

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”—The Boston Globe 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. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.” Praise for The Death of Santini “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”—People “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”—The New York Times Book Review “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”—The Washington Post “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level
Author: Katherine Van Wormer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-03-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN 13: 0190211105

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Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level draws on a resilience model to explore the dynamics of human behavior across the life span. Biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions are covered. Illustrations and vignettes from social work, psychology, literature, philosophy, and current events highlight the turning points in our lives. Critical thinking questions are provided. The result is an essential book that bridges theory and practice in accordance with the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards..

The Boo

The Boo
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2010-11-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 145320640X

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s story about life at the Citadel in the 1960s, a profound exploration of what it means to be a man of honor. Lt. Col. Nugent Courvoisie, known to the cadets as “the Boo,” is an imposing and inspiring leader at the South Carolina military academy, the Citadel. A harsh disciplinarian but a compassionate mentor, he guides and inspires his young charges. Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. The Boo takes Cates under his wing, but their bond is threatened when they’re forced to confront an act of violence on campus. Drawn from Pat Conroy’s own experiences as a student at the Citadel, The Boo is an unforgettable story about duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances..

Georgia Made: The Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State in the Twentieth Century

Georgia Made: The Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State in the Twentieth Century
Author: Neely Young
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021
Genre: History
ISBN 13: 1467150991

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These are the people who hauled Georgia up from its poor, agrarian roots, making it among the most diversified, prosperous states in the country. They fought for freedom and served in the statehouse and White House. They excelled at sports, founded institutions that shaped countless lives and inspired through art and lives lived artfully. They are famous, obscure, colorful, outrageous and saintly, all with fascinating stories and all consequential, sometimes in ways felt the world over. They include Martin Luther King Jr., Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, Alice Walker, Juliette Gordon Low, "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron and Vince Dooley. Many here are no-brainers, while others may surprise. But all deserve recognition among the most influential Georgians of the twentieth century. Join author and longtime journalist Neely Young on this journey through the lives of these significant men and women..

Counseling Military Families

Counseling Military Families
Author: Lynn K. Hall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016-04-28
Genre: Psychology
ISBN 13: 1134494858

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How does the military really work? What issues are constants for military families, and what special stresses do they face? Counseling Military Families provides the best available overview of military life, including demographic information and examples of military family issues. Chapters focus on vital issues such as the unique circumstances of reservists, career service personnel, spouses, and children, and present treatment models and targeted interventions tailored for use with military families. Counseling Military Families provides clinicians with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of families in transition, including those who may have an ingrained resistance to asking for help and who may be available for counseling for a relatively short period of time..

The Books That Mattered

The Books That Mattered
Author: Frye Gaillard
Publsiher: NewSouth Books
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 1603061975

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Frye Gaillard’s first encounters with books were disappointing. As a child he never cared much for fairy tales – “stories of cannibalism and mayhem in which giants and witches, tigers and wolves did their best to eat small children.” But at the age of nine, he discovered Johnny Tremain, a children’s novel of the Revolutionary War, which began a lifetime love affair with books, recounted here as a reader’s tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life. In a series of carefully crafted, often deeply personal essays, Gaillard blends memoir, history and critical analysis to explore the works of Harper Lee, Anne Frank, James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, John Steinbeck, and many others. As this heartfelt reminiscence makes clear, the books that chose Frye Gaillard shaped him like an extended family. Reading The Books that Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir will make you study your own shelves to find clues into your own literary heart..

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien
Author: Tobey C Herzog
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2018-04-09
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1351375032

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This collection of seven essays, like the carefully linked collection of vignettes within Tim O’Brien’s most popular book The Things They Carried, contains multiple critical and biographical angles with recurring threads of life events, themes, characters, creative techniques, and references to all of O’Brien’s books. Grounded in through research, Herzog’s work illustrates how O’Brien merges his life experiences with his creative production; he rarely misses an opportunity to introduce these critical life events into his writing..

Britannica Book of the Year

Britannica Book of the Year
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 890
Release: 2017
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
ISBN 13:

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The Great Santini

The Great Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Bantam Books
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1987
Genre: Domestic fiction
ISBN 13: 9780553268928

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A novel about the fictional family of an American fighter pilot..

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2015-05
Genre: Talking books
ISBN 13:

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Why We Write About Ourselves

Why We Write About Ourselves
Author: Meredith Maran
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13: 0698185323

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In the voices of twenty landmark memoirists—including New York Times bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Sue Monk Kidd, and Pat Conroy—a definitive text on the craft of autobiographical writing, indispensable for amateur and professional writers alike. For readers of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, this follow-up to editor Meredith Maran’s acclaimed writers’ handbook, Why We Write, offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice for bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists. Curated and edited by Maran, herself an acclaimed author and book critic, these memoirists share the lessons they’ve learned through years of honing their craft. They reveal what drives them to tell their personal stories and examine the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these outstanding authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most—and least—about writing about themselves. “It's possible that Why We Write About Ourselves is the first compilation of memoirists at the top of their game seriously and thoughtfully considering the genre.” – LA Times.

Ahern Short Story Collection

Ahern Short Story Collection
Author: Jerry Ahern
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 179
Release:
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1628152486

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Take Your Life Back

Take Your Life Back
Author: Stephen Arterburn
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1496418492

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“I want to have better relationships . . . but is it all on me to fix things?” “This person’s approval means everything to me. It’s like it controls me.” “Why can’t I get free from this cycle?” If you find yourself having these feelings, it’s time to take your life back. Through personal examples, clinical insights, and spiritual truth, Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop will show you how to overcome the habits and history that are keeping you down—and take new, positive steps toward change; heal from the hurts, setbacks, and broken relationships that affect you every day; develop better boundaries with others in your life; stop overreacting and start responding appropriately to any situation or circumstance; break the cycle of behavior that harms you and your relationships; find the freedom you have longed for. Your past and current circumstances don’t have to define you, and they don’t have to determine the direction of your life. Take Your Life Back is the key to moving from reactive attitudes and behaviors to healthy, God-honoring responses that will help you live the life you were meant to live..

Controversial Books in K–12 Classrooms and Libraries

Controversial Books in K–12 Classrooms and Libraries
Author: Randy Bobbitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-10-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13: 1498569730

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This book analyzes the history of book banning in K-12 classrooms and school libraries in the United States from the 1950s to the present. The author argues for the inclusion of controversial books in order to teach children to discover and debate values that are inconsistent with their own, rather than eliminating exposure to sensitive subjects..

My Losing Season

My Losing Season
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-07-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 1407058452

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In 1954, in Orlando, Florida, nine-year-old Pat Conroy discovered the game of basketball. Orlando was another new hometown for a military kid who had spent his life transferring from one home to another; he was yet again among strangers, still looking for his first Florida friends, but when the 'new kid' got his hands on the ball near the foul line of that unfamiliar court, the course of his life changed dramatically. From that moment until he was twenty-one, the future author defined himself through the game of basketball. In My Losing Season, Conroy takes the reader through his last year playing basketball, as point guard and captain of The Citadel Bulldogs, flashing back constantly to the drama of his coming of age, presenting all the conflict and love that have been at the core of his novels. He vividly re-creates his senior year at that now-famous military college in Charleston, South Carolina, but also tells the story of his heartbreaking childhood and of the wonderful series of events that conspired to rescue his spirit. With poignancy and humour Conroy reveals the inspirations behind his unforgettable characters, pinpoints the emotions that shaped his own character as a young boy, and ultimately recaptures his passage from athlete to writer..

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers
Author: Tom Mack
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-01-30
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN 13: 1611173485

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The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers expands the range of writers included in the landmark South Carolina Encyclopedia. This guide updates the entries on writers featured in the original encyclopedia and augments that list substantially with dozens of new essays on additional authors from the late eighteenth century to the present who have contributed to the Palmetto State’s distinctive literary heritage. Each profile in this concise reference includes essential biographical facts and critical assessments to place the featured writers in the larger context of South Carolina’s literary tradition. The guide comprises 127 entries written by more than seventy literary scholars, and it also highlights the sixty-five writers inducted thus far into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, which serves as the state’s literary hall of fame. Rich in natural beauty and historic complexity, South Carolina has long been a source of inspiration for writers. The talented novelists, essayists, poets, playwrights, journalists, historians, and other writers featured here represent the countless anonymous individuals who have shared tales and lore of South Carolina..