Author Tom Clancy dies

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 11:24 AM
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BALTIMORE — Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of “The Hunt for Red October” and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66.

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Penguin Group (USA) said Wednesday that Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher did not disclose a cause of death.

Clancy arrived on best-seller lists in 1984 with “The Hunt for Red October.” He sold the manuscript to the first publisher he tried, the Naval Institute Press, which had never bought original fiction.

A string of other hits soon followed, including “Red Storm Rising,” ‘’Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.”

Clancy had said his dream had been simply to publish a book, hopefully a good one, so that he would be in the Library of Congress catalog. Several of his books were later made into movies.

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Young Fred
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Young Fred 10/02/13 - 01:16 pm
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Great Author!

"Red Storm Rising" is one of my favorites in military fiction. The story at least touches on almost all aspects of modern day (at the time) war.

The man knew his stuff about politics, the military, spec ops, and the various intelligence agencies. Clancy has kept me entertained for many, many, hours. He will be missed!

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Dixieman 10/02/13 - 01:18 pm
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Sorry to hear that.

Sympathy to his family. I was not a fan of his books (they all read like Chevrolet repair manuals to me) but he was a strong patriot.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/02/13 - 02:22 pm
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LOL @ Dixie

Yeah, you really had to hang in there for the first 300 pages, but the last 200 made it worthwhile.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 10/02/13 - 03:37 pm
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Agree

JTF - wonder why he died so young

chascushman
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chascushman 10/02/13 - 04:13 pm
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'JTF - wonder why he died so

Unpublished

'JTF - wonder why he died so young'
Lilly, look at what is in his hand in the picture, enough said.

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