Tom Clancy

American author

1947   -   2013

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Loyola University Maryland
occupation: writer, novelist, non-fiction writer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
influenced by: Robert A. Heinlein, William Shakespeare

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghostwriters, nonfiction books on military subjects, and video games. He was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees. Clancy's literary career began in 1984 when he sold The Hunt for Red October for $5,000. His works The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991) have been turned into commercially successful films. Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Chris Pine, and John Krasinski have played Clancy's most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan. Another well-known character of his, John Clark, has been portrayed by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber. Tom Clancy's works also inspired games such as the Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell series. Clancy died on October 1, 2013. Since his death, his Jack Ryan series has been continued by his family estate through a series of authors.
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Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces

2002 non-fiction book written by Tom Clancy

author: Tom Clancy


The Teeth of the Tiger

novel by Tom Clancy

author: Tom Clancy


Against All Enemies

novel by Tom Clancy

author: Tom Clancy, Peter Telep


Dead or Alive

novel by Tom Clancy

author: Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood


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