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"Tom Clancy is the best there is. He is a master."
- Edward L. Beach, San Francisco Chronicle.
Tom Clancy in a 1987 dust jacket photo by
Wanda Clancy for his novel PATRIOT GAMES
Author Tom Clancy (above right color photo) as he appeared in this John Earle photo on the dust jacket of his novel THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON, Copyright 2000. The Tom Clancy signature (above) was taken from our singed copy of RED RABBIT, published in 2002.
The Tom Clancy Bibliography
The Hunt for Red October -1984
Red Storm Rising - 1986
Patriot Games -1987
The Cardinal of the Kremlin - 1988
Clear and Present Danger - 1989
The Sum of All Fears -1991
Without Remorse - 1993
Debt of Honor- 1994
Executive Orders - 1996
Rainbow Six - 1997
The Bear and the Dragon - 2000
Red Rabbit - 2002
The Teeth of the Tiger - 2003
Into The Storm:
Every Man A Tiger
About the late
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (born April 12, 1947 and died October 1, 2013 in Baltimore, MD.), wrote under the name Tom Clancy, was an American author of bestselling political thrillers, best known for his technically-detailed espionage and military science story-lines during the Cold War. His name was also a brand for similar books written by other authors.
While some reviewers regarded Clancy's prose as pedestrian, many of his books have been spectacular bestsellers. Clancy fans cite intricate plots, attention to detail and technical accuracy in military and intelligence topics.
Clancy was one of only two authors to have sold two million copies on a first printing in the 1990s. His 1989 novel Clear and Present Danger, sold 1,625,544 hardcover copies, making it the #1 bestselling novel of the 1980s.
Tom Clancy was born April 12, 1947 at Franklin Square Hospital, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Loyola High School in Towson, MD, graduating with the class of 1965.
Clancy studied English Literature at Loyola College in Baltimore, graduating with the class of 1969. In a message to the usenet newsgroup alt.books.tom-clancy, he remarked that he studied English because "I wasn't smart enough to do physics." Before making his literary debut, he spent some time running an independent insurance business.
Clancy married his first wife, Wanda, in 1970. After having several children together, they divorced in 1998.
In 1999, Clancy, at age 52, married 32-year old fellow writer Alexandra Marie Llewellyn, on June 26. Also, according to the Tom Clancy FAQ website:
In 1998, Tom Clancy attempted to purchase the Minnesota Vikings, and had a purchase agreement in place, but the deal fell through after his divorce settlement significantly decreased his net worth. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Community Projects & Public Affairs for the Baltimore Orioles.
In 1997 Tom Clancy signed a book deal with Pearson Custom Publishing and Penguin Putnam Inc. (both part of Pearson Education), that paid him US$50 million for the world-English rights to two new books. He then signed a second agreement for another US$25 million for a four-year book/multimedia deal. Clancy followed this up with an agreement with Berkley Books for 24 paperbacks to tie in with the ABC television miniseries "Tom Clancy's Net Force" in an agreement worth US$22 million bringing the total value of the package to US$97 million.
All but two of Clancy's novels feature Jack Ryan and/or John Clark.
Clancy passed away on October 1, 2013 of an undisclosed illness.