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Also Known As: Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. Died:
Born: April 12, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession:

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One of the world's best-known authors, Tom Clancy penned a vast array of densely plotted, action-driven military and spy thrillers over the course of a two-decade career that included such titles as The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987) and The Sum of All Fears (1991). Clancy's novels, which frequently followed the adventures of CIA analyst - and future President - Jack Ryan, were praised by readers and military personnel alike for their extensive understanding of covert technology and affairs, which led to 10 of his books reaching the top of the New York Times best seller list and Clancy becoming a cottage industry unto himself, with video games like the popular Rainbow Six series and countless tie-in novels to his name. Clancy's work was also frequently adapted into feature films, including 1990's "The Hunt for Red October" and "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). At the time of his unexpected death in 2013, Clancy remained at the top of the publishing industry, with a net worth of some $300 million, and a dedicated readership.

One of the world's best-known authors, Tom Clancy penned a vast array of densely plotted, action-driven military and spy thrillers over the course of a two-decade career that included such titles as The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987) and The Sum of All Fears (1991). Clancy's novels, which frequently followed the adventures of CIA analyst - and future President - Jack Ryan, were praised by readers and military personnel alike for their extensive understanding of covert technology and affairs, which led to 10 of his books reaching the top of the New York Times best seller list and Clancy becoming a cottage industry unto himself, with video games like the popular Rainbow Six series and countless tie-in novels to his name. Clancy's work was also frequently adapted into feature films, including 1990's "The Hunt for Red October" and "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). At the time of his unexpected death in 2013, Clancy remained at the top of the publishing industry, with a net worth of some $300 million, and a dedicated readership.

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  Tom Clancy's NetForce (1999) Creator

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 Nuclear Submarines (2001) Interviewee
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1984:
First novel published, <i>The Hunt for Red October</i>
1989:
<i>Clear and Present Danger</i> is released
1990:
Feature film version of "Hunt for Red October" released
1993:
Joined investor group that purchased the Baltimore Orioles
1996:
Co-founded Red Storm Entertainment, which scored a hit with "Rainbow Six"
1998:
Ended bid to purchase the Minnesota Vikings
2008:
French video game manufacturer Ubisoft purchased the rights to Clancy's name for games and related media
2012:
Penned last novel released during his lifetime, <i>Threat Vector</i>, with Mark Greaney
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Education

Loyola College: - 1965 - 1969
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: - 1992

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