Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. Heís all Marine-fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wifeóbeautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Benís got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesnít give inónot to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son.Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy's most explosive characteróa man you should hate, but a man you will love.