Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Old New York Book Shop Press
Release Date: December 01, 1983
Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.
Conroy's first book, published after he graduated from The Citadel. Colonel Nugent Corvoisie, better known as "The Boo," was the Lt. Commandant in charge of discipline at the military college. He was both loved and feared by his "lambs." The book is a collection of stories explaining life at The Citadel and interactions between the cadets and The Boo (Conroy twice nearly got dismissed from the school for infractions but remained a staunch fan of The Boo). Col. Corvoisie was the model for "The Bear" in Conroy's later novel "The Lords of Discipline."