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10/2/2013 (1 year ago)

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The writer behind countless page-turners had his work adapted in film

Tom Clancy wrote books. As soon as they were published, they were torn from news racks and eagerly read by those in search of thrills and adventure. Famous for such best-sellers like "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," Clancy has passed away after a brief illness at the age of 66.

best-selling author Tom Clancy was a staunch Republican and became a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association in 1978.

best-selling author Tom Clancy was a staunch Republican and became a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association in 1978.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/2/2013 (1 year ago)

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Keywords: Tom Clancy, best seller, books, author, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Passing away at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the publishing world offered their testimonials. "I'm deeply saddened by Tom's passing.  He was a consummate author, creating the modern-day thriller, and was one of the most visionary storytellers of our time," David Shanks, an executive involved in publication of all of Clancy's books said in a statement. "I will miss him dearly and he will be missed by tens of millions of readers worldwide."

Ivan Held, President and Publisher of Penguin's G.P. Putnam's Sons imprint, added that Clancy was "ahead of the news curve and sometimes frighteningly prescient. To publish a Tom Clancy book was a thrill every time."

Born in Baltimore, Clancy first hit best-selling list in 1984 with "The Hunt for Red October." Selling the manuscript to the first publisher he tried, the Naval Institute Press, which had never bought original fiction. Then-American President Ronald Reagan received "Red October" as a Christmas gift. He would later confess that he was losing sleep because he couldn't put the book down. Such a testimonial sent the book up the New York Times best-seller list.

Best sellers such as "Red Storm Rising," "Patriot Games," "The Cardinal of the Kremlin," "Clear and Present Danger," "The Sum of All Fears," and "Without Remorse" all poured forth from Clancy's prolific word processor.

Clancy's works were frequently adapted into such blockbuster movies. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Pine, "Jack Ryan: Shadow One" is set for release in the U.S. on Christmas Day.

Clancy ventured into the video game market with such best-selling "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier," "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent."

Clancy was a staunch Republican and became a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association in 1978. Clancy was also a part owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Clancy married freelance journalist Alexandra Marie Llewellyn in 1999. He was previously married to his college sweetheart Wanda Thomas and had four children together.

Clancy's final novel, "Command Authority," is slated to be released in December 2013.

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