Who Is Tom Clancy?


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Tom Clancy is a world-renowned novelist who penned thrillers about espionage and the U.S military. He is well-known for his debut novel "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games." He died on October 1, 2013.

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Having been denied entry into the U.S military due to nearsightedness, Tom Clancy became an insurance agent but continued to read military journals. His debut novel is the story of a Soviet nuclear submarine sought after by both the Americans and the Soviets. Tom Clancy was known to provide accurate information about military technology and is especially popular for the creation of character Jack Ryan, a CIA specialist.

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