facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Best-sellers banned in Texas prisons

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Texas routinely bans from its prisons books by best-selling and award-winning authors, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.
By United Press International

Watercooler Stories

New Polish Cabinet to drop school uniform ... Teachers reject apology for e-mail ... Teacher's computer showed porn to students ... Book ban draws author's ire ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.
By United Press International

Book ban draws author's ire

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A West Virginia school board's decision to remove two books by Pat Conroy from high school reading lists drew the author's anger in a letter to the editor.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2005 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2004 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International

Wesley Clark's favorite books

HANOVER, N.H., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Wesley Clark, campaigning to be the Democratic nominee for president said in Hanover, N.H., on a campaign swing what are his favorite books.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2003 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
By United Press International

Commentary: Book festival a best seller

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- In the three years since its beginning, just a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, the National Book Festival has risen in stature to rival the Kennedy Center Honor
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2002 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2001 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International
Wiki

Pat Conroy (born 26 October 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia USA), is a New York Times bestselling author who has written several acclaimed novels and memoirs.

Born Donald Patrick Conroy, 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" Peck of Georgia.

Conroy's stories have been heavily influenced by his upbringing. His father, a US Marine Corps pilot, was physically and emotionally abusive toward his children, and the pain of a youth growing up in such a harsh environment is evident in Conroy's novels, particularly The Great Santini. Military assignments also caused the family to move frequently, and Conroy claims to have moved 23 times before he was 18.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pat Conroy."
Most Popular
x
Feedback