Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides And Great Santini Author, Dies At 70

Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy was a New York Times bestselling author who has written several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films.



Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, he was the eldest of seven children (five boys and two girls) born to Marine Colonel Donald Conroy, of Chicago, and the former Frances “Peggy” Peek of Alabama. Conroy grew up in a military family, moving many times during his childhood and adolescence and never having a hometown, as his family followed his father, a fighter pilot, who was transferred from military base to military base. Conroy moved 23 times before he was 18 years old.


Extra info:

  • His first book, The Boo, is a collection of anecdotes about cadet life centering on Lt. Colonel Thomas N. Courvoisie.
  • He served as Assistant Commandant of Cadets at The Citadel from 1961 to 1968.


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