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The Great Santini

About the Book

The Great Santini

This is the story of Bull Meecham, the epitome of the Marine officer. Demanding, authoritarian, as tough a disciplinarian at home as at the base, Bull is a difficult man to please, and even harder to love. This is also the story of Ben Meecham, Bull’s oldest son. A gifted athlete whose best never satisfies his father, Ben must balance his own ambition with his father’s expectations --- and decide what course he will chart for himself and what kind of man he will become.

Piercing, bittersweet and unforgettable, THE GREAT SANTINI is Pat Conroy’s semi-autobiographical lens into fathers and sons, and the powerful legacy one man can leave behind.

The Great Santini
by Pat Conroy

  • Publication Date: December 20, 2022
  • Genres: Fiction
  • E-book: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books Classics
  • ISBN-10: 0063322404
  • ISBN-13: 9780063322400