|Born||April 12, 1947
|Period||1984 - 2003|
Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy Jr. (born April 12, 1947) is a writer in the United States. His books are thrillers about politics, spys and the military. Most of his books include many technical details about their subjects. His stories take place during and after the Cold War. He owns with some other persons a Major League Baseball team. Clancy is also known for producing popular video games.
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. was born April 12, 1947, in Maryland. He finished school 1965. After school he studied English Literature at Loyola College in Baltimore and finished that in 1968. He said he studied English because he was not smart enough to do physics.
Clancy married his first wife, Wanda, in the 1970s. They have four children together and separated in 1998.
From the books The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears films were made, that many people wanted to see. The first NetForce book was filmed for television.
Several books that are written by other writers have Tom Clancy's name on them, because the books are written in the same way and have the same stories as his own. These are:
- Tom Clancy's Op-Center
- Tom Clancy's Power Plays
- Tom Clancy's Net Force
- Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
For a list of all his books see the English Wikipedia.
Other websites [change]
- Transcript of interview with Deborah Norville on the War in Iraq - April 2004
- Detailed Tom Clancy Book Reviews
- Tom Clancy FAQ
- Internet Book Database of Fiction bibliography
- 1984, 1986 interviews of Tom Clancy by Don Swaim at Wired for Books
Literary reviews and criticism [change]
- "Something for the Boys" by Christopher Hitchens, The New York Review of Books, November 14, 1996. A review of Clancy's Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit.