What are the best books about the citadel?

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    #1The Lords of Discipline

    The Lords of Discipline

    The Lords of Discipline is a historical military fiction novel written by Pat Conroy and first published in 1980. This book follows the friendship and life of four cadets in a military school that includes Will McLean. 

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    Dylan Harvey
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "there is story telling and then there is good story telling, this is the latter. From the writer of the nocel the english patient, the lord of discipline may get your to forget to remove your sock before reading this book"
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    #2The Boo

    The Boo

    The Boo is a book written by Pat Conroy. The Boo was published on December 1, 1983 by Old New York Book Shop Press. The Boo was first published in 1970 and its hardcover edition has 174 pages.

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    Ryan Roberts
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Books about The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, which was established in 1842. ... Cadets in Gray: The Story of the Cadets of the South Carolina Military Academy and the Cadet Rangers in the Civil War. ... The Citadel and the South Carolina ."
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    #3My Losing Season

    My Losing Season
    My Losing Season is a book written by Pat Conroy. My Losing Season was published on May 15, 2002 by Nan. A. Talese. My Losing Season was first published on January 1, 2002.
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    Arthur Reyes
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "FOR ALL YOU MILITARY READERS, CHECK OUT "MY LOSING SEASON' BY PAT CONROY. It is an autobiography of the author from his teenage years through his senior year at The Citadel in 1966-67. It is very interesting and you can learn a lot from it. This is a must read for those in the military or who have attended the Citadel. "
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    #4Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915

    Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915
    Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915 is a book written by Rod Andrew Jr. Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915 was published on April 2, 2001 by University of North Carolina Press.
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    Christian Chen
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "definitely not my type of material i read. that being said it does sound like many people readinf this would like the topic/story"
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    #5Sword Drill

    Sword Drill

    Sword Drill is a book written by David Epps. Sword Drill was published on November 26, 2002 by BookSurge Publishing. Sword Drill's paperback edition has 630 pages.

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    Charles Reynolds
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Riveting from start to finish. As someone who was a member of the Citadel, I can say this is right on the ball. In fact, even with the names changed, I recognize a lot of what's in here, and I've emailed the author to confirm..."
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    #6In Glory's Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, The Citadel, and a Changing America

    In Glory's Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, The Citadel, and a Changing America

    In Glory's Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, The Citadel, and a Changing America is a book written by Catherine S. Manegold. In Glory's Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, The Citadel, and a Changing America was published on January 25, 2000 by Knopf.

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    Paul Henderson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Most people know that the Citadel was a very early Army officer training camp primarily for white men of the South. In Glory's Shadow: Shannon Faulkner is the story of the first woman to try and get into the Citadel and tells of the rough road she had to travel to get there."
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    #7The Young Lions

    The Young Lions

    The Young Lions is a book written by James Lee Conrad. The Young Lions was published on July 1, 1997 by Stackpole Books. The Young Lions's hardcover edition has 198 pages.

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    Patricia Castañeda
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book was a marvelous source of information for me when I wrote my novel "The Captain Takes a Wife." I wanted to create a history for my protagonist, who was a very young captain at the beginning of the Civil War. I found a world of great information here, from the curriculum to the uniforms, to the dances on Friday nights. It also gives heartbreaking accounts of battles involving young cadets.I highly recommend this for anyone who has an interest in the time period, the South, and the Civil War."
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    #8Summer's End: Return of the Supermen

    Summer's End: Return of the Supermen

    Summer's End: Return of the Supermen is a book written by George Steffner. Summer's End: Return of the Supermen was published on January 29, 2016 by Drop Kick Publishing.

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    Lawrence Lewis
    Written on April 30, 2018
    " was a Freshman, Knob, at The Citadel in India Company during school year 1978-1979. George Steffner was a Senior in India that same year. George Steffner has captured the essence of the lessons learned through the trials and tribulations that all Citadel men experience. I laughed, I cried, and felt a sense of pride towards my Almer Mater. I was'nt ready for the book to end!"
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    #9Cadets in Gray: The Story of the Cadets of the South Carolina Military Academy and the Cadet Rangers in the Civil War

    Cadets in Gray: The Story of the Cadets of the South Carolina Military Academy and the Cadet Rangers in the Civil War

    Cadets in Gray: The Story of the Cadets of the South Carolina Military Academy and the Cadet Rangers in the Civil War is a book written by Gary R.Baker. The book was published on March 1, 1990 by Palmetto Bookworks.

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    Chen Cui
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Very informative. Good read!"
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    #10In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel

    In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel

    In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel is a book written by Nancy L. Mace and Mary  Jane Ross. In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel was published on September 1, 2002 by Simon Pulse.

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    Bryan Barnes
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "In a narrative studded with hard-hitting details, the collaborators chronicle Mace's life as the first female cadet ever to graduate from The Citadel, Charleston's almost 160-year-old military college. After a rather slow-moving account of her childhood years, the narrative picks up the pace significantly, shifting the focus to Mace's experiences at the college. From day one, Mace was under constant media scrutiny. She assiduously avoids self-pity as she describes—at times in raw and racy yet realistic language—the "racking," or harassment, she endured as a first-year "knob." Though she acknowledges this treatment by upperclassmen "was just part of the system," she also notes that she was at times clearly targeted because of her gender. After her brigadier general father was appointed Commandant of the Corps at the college during her second semester, she was "no longer just hazed for being a girl, but also for being my father's daughter." Yet despite a grueling physical regimen and the emotional toll these intimidation tactics took, this highly personal story is ultimately one of triumph. The events prove more compelling than the writing itself, which can be repetitive and rather meandering, but readers curious about the inner workings of the military will be caught up in Mace's experience. The book will likely have crossover sales in the adult market, especially in the South. "
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