The Boo

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The Boo
First edition cover
AuthorPat Conroy
CountryUnited States
GenreShort stories/Memoirs etc
PublisherMcClure Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Followed byThe Water is Wide 

The Boo was the first book by writer Pat Conroy.[1] Written when Conroy was newly graduated (1967) from The Citadel in 1970, it is a collection of letters, short stories, and anecdotes about Lt. Colonel Thomas "The Boo" Courvoisie. As Commandant of Cadets at the Citadel, Courvoisie was a friend and father figure to many of the college's cadets, including Conroy.[2]


  1. ^ "The Boo - Pat Conroy". Between the Covers. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Lt. Col. Thomas Nugent Courvoisie - The Boo - passes away;". Retrieved 2007-07-07.