'The Lords Of Discipline' author Pat Conroy dies at 70

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  1. 4Rules

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    His books sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, but for much of his youth he crouched in the shadow of Donald Conroy, who "thundered out of the sky in black-winged fighter planes, every inch of him a god of war," as Pat Conroy would remember. The author was the eldest of seven children in a family constantly moving from base to base, a life readers and moviegoers would learn well from "The Great Santini" as a novel and film, which starred Robert Duvall as the relentless and violent patriarch. Conroy was married three times and had two daughters. Although he lived around the world, he always considered South Carolina his home and lived since the late 1990s on Fripp Island, a gated community near Beaufort. Conroy, who announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer, died at home among family and loved ones in Beaufort, South Carolina, according to his publisher. The heavy-set author had battled other health problems in recent years, including diabetes, high blood pressure and a failing liver. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tweeted: "We can find comfort knowing his words and love for SC will live on."
    http://thechronicleherald.ca/world/1346916-prince-of-tides-author-pat-conroy-dies-at-70

    http://www.patconroy.com/the-lords-of-discipline.php
     
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    The man could write. RIP.
     

  3. J_Rico

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    Missed any announcement of this. Sad.

    Watched The Lords of Discipline as a teen. After that I found the book and moved on to a couple of his others.