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Tom Clancy
Born April 12, 1947 (1947-04-12) (age 62)
Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1984 - 2003
Genres Techno-thriller, Crime fiction,
Military fiction, nonfiction
.Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy Jr. (born 12 April, 1947)[notes 1] is an American author, best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War and his video games.^ Rogue Warrior Download Full Version Game Downloads Now, September 23, 2009 ...For years the name of Tom Clancy has dominated the video game genre of realistic military first person shooters, but Richard Marcinko, a former US Navy Seal and best selling author is looking to change all that...
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^ Overall: Yet another solid game from Ubisoft and to the Tom Clancy / Splinter Cell series.
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^ A couple of book reviews NWTNToday.com, April 30, 2009 ...held the book up and said it was a brand new book by a brand new author named Tom Clancy , was published by the Naval Institute Press, and was titled ?The Hunt for Red October.?
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.His name is also a brand for similar movie scripts written by ghost writers and many series of non-fiction books on military subjects and merged biographies of key leaders.^ Is it serious creative non-fiction or is it a bodice-ripping beach read?
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^ Tom Clancy was the first writer that I noticed farming out his name to books largely, if not completely, written by others.
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^ NEW YORK - Another brand-name writer...
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.He is also part-owner and Vice Chairman of Community Activities and Public Affairs of the Baltimore Orioles, a Major League Baseball team.^ Tom Clancy isn't just a techno-thriller novelist; he's also a part owner of the Baltimore Orioles, for whom he serves as vice chairman of community...
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Personal life

Thomas Leo Clancy, Jr. was born in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. He attended Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland, graduating with the class of 1965. He studied English Literature at Loyola College in Baltimore, graduating in 1969.[1] Though he wanted to serve in the United States military, he was rejected after failing a required eye exam in the ROTC. Before making his literary debut, he spent some time running an independent insurance agency. This agency thrived for a few years before joining a group of investors.
.In 1993, Tom Clancy joined a group of investors that included Peter Angelos and bought the Baltimore Orioles from Eli Jacobs.^ Tom Clancy isn't just a techno-thriller novelist; he's also a part owner of the Baltimore Orioles, for whom he serves as vice chairman of community...
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^ Already the publisher of multiple best-selling Tom Clancy games, the company last year bought the rights to Clancy?s name in virtually all media.
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^ More details: In what is being billed as the largest condominium transaction in Baltimore’s history, novelist Tom Clancy has paid...
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In 1998, he reached an agreement to purchase the Minnesota Vikings, but had to abandon the deal because of the divorce settlement cost.
On June 26, 1999, Clancy married freelance journalist Alexandra Marie Llewellyn.[2] Llewellyn is the first cousin of Colin Powell, who originally introduced the couple to each other.[3]
.In 2008, the use of Clancy's name was purchased by French video game manufacturer Ubisoft for an undisclosed sum.^ Of course, the biggest military author, Tom Clancy (who signed his first game deal with Schmidt, pictured below), has been claimed by Ubisoft.
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^ Already the publisher of multiple best-selling Tom Clancy games, the company last year bought the rights to Clancy?s name in virtually all media.
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.It will be used in conjunction with video games and related products such as movies, and books.^ Brad's MySpace Blog, January 1, 2010 ...book and played some video games.
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[4]

Political views

Clancy has generally been regarded as a political conservative, and has donated over US$256,000 to Republican Party political candidates.[5]
.A week after the 9/11 attack, on The O'Reilly Factor, Clancy stated that left-wing politicians in the United States were partly responsible for September 11 due to their gutting of the CIA.^ But the whole world is watching when a deadly terrorist attack stuns the United States--and evidence points to the Russian government.
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[3] Clancy has also associated himself with General Anthony Zinni, a critic of the George W. Bush administration, and has been critical of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.[6]
Some of his books bear dedications to Republican political figures, most notably Ronald Reagan. In his novels, countries portrayed as hostile to the U.S. include the former Soviet Union, Syria, China, Iran, India, and Japan while Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom are shown as close allies of the USA.
Clancy was an early defender of Islam during the aftermath of September 11 attacks. On CNN, Clancy argued that Islam does not condone suicide attacks.
On September 11, 2001, Clancy was interviewed by Judy Woodruff on CNN.[7] Among other observations during this interview, Clancy cited discussions he had with military experts on the lack of planning to handle a hijacked plane being used in a suicide attack, criticized the news media's treatment of the U.S. intelligence community. Clancy appeared again on PBS's Charlie Rose, where he debated Vice-Presidential candidate Senator John Edwards.[8]

Bibliography

.The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears have been turned into commercially successful films with actors Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, and Harrison Ford as Clancy's most famous fictional character Jack Ryan, while his second most famous character John Clark has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber.^ Judy Platt: As Congress Prepares to Reauthorize the Patriot Act, Reader Privacy Must be Protected Huffington Post, October 19, 2009 ...of the purchasers -- of three copies she had ordered of a new book by an unknown author: Tom Clancy 's Hunt for Red October.
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^ Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com, January 26, 2009 ...recent example is the Obama-touted Team of Rivals and perhaps the best known example is Ronald Reagan turning Tom Clancy into a rock-star author by calling his Hunt For Red October “ unputdownable .” President Kennedy tried to pump up sales of a Navy...
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^ Morally centered, disciplined, humble yet powerful, Ryan (and his onscreen incarnations in Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford) has made Tom Clancy one of the most popular writers in the world.
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The first NetForce novel was adapted as a television movie, starring Scott Bakula and Joanna Going. .The first Op-Center novel was released to coincide with a 1995 NBC television mini-series of the same name (Tom Clancy's Op-Center) starring Harry Hamlin and a cast of stars.^ He named Tom Clancy ?s novel ?Debt of Honor?
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^ Likes to read: Tom Clancy novels Intriguing Q & A: What is the worst criticism you've ever received?
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^ Private Lives is the ninth book of Tom Clancy 's Net Force series.
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.Though the mini-series didn't continue the book series did, but it had little in common with the first mini-series other than the title and the names of the main characters.^ And that books are being published at an ever greater rate every year-- more than 150,000 titles in the US alone last year.
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^ The titles include her latest book, One Day at a Time , and other...
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^ Tom Clancy was the first writer that I noticed farming out his name to books largely, if not completely, written by others.
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The website IMDB reports that Tom Clancy's novel Without Remorse is to be made into a movie and is expected to be released in 2011.
.With the release of The Teeth of the Tiger, Clancy introduced Jack Ryan's son and two nephews as main characters.^ There?s no doubt that much of this series rests on the back of this character, like Tom Clancy ?s Jack Ryan.
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^ Tom Clancy is the author of thirteen novels, most recently The Teeth of the Tiger, and the Commanders books Into the Storm, Every Man a Tiger, and Shadow Warriors.
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^ The Jack Ryan character stems from a popular novel series by American author Tom Clancy .
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.Clancy has written several nonfiction books about various branches of the U.S. armed forces (see non-fiction listing, below).^ Fictionwise offers fiction and non-fiction, including best-sellers from authors like Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy and Janet Evanovich; publishers can choose to offer e-books with or without DRM protection.
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^ It's about more than books: Rob Atkinson volunteers for Chico library ChicoER.com, August 8, 2009 ...a fiction reader.
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^ Tom Clancy was the first writer that I noticed farming out his name to books largely, if not completely, written by others.
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Clancy has also branded several lines of books with his name that are written by other authors, following premises or storylines generally in keeping with Clancy's works:
These are sometimes referred to by fans as "apostrophe" books; Clancy did not initially acknowledge that these series were being authored by others, only thanking the actual authors in the headnotes for their "invaluable contribution to the manuscript".
In 1997, Clancy signed a book deal with Penguin Putnam Inc. (both part of Pearson Education), that paid him US$50 million for the world-English rights to two new books.[citation needed] He then signed a second agreement for another US$25 million for a four-year book/multimedia deal..January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] 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 aired in the fall/winter of 1998. The OP-Center universe has laid the ground for the series of books written by Jeff Rovin, which was in an agreement worth US $22 million bringing the total value of the package to US$97 million.^ Private Lives is the ninth book of Tom Clancy 's Net Force series.
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^ Tom Clancy 's Net Force series highlight...
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^ He is also the author of the paperback nonfiction series that includes Submarine, Armored Car, Fighter Wing, Marine, Airborne, Carrier, and Special Forces, and the co-creator of the Op-Center, Power Plays, and Net Force series.
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.All but two of Clancy's novels feature Jack Ryan or John Clark.^ Join ex-Navy SEAL John Kelly's quest for vengeance in the thrilling Tom Clancy novel Without Remorse.
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^ Read More The Sum of All Fears By Tom Clancy A new world order....on the brink of destructionPeace may finally be at hand in the Middle East -- as Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a plan that...
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^ There?s no doubt that much of this series rests on the back of this character, like Tom Clancy ?s Jack Ryan.
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By publication date

The Hunt for Red October (1984)
Clancy's first published novel. CIA analyst Jack Ryan assists in the defection of a respected Soviet naval captain, along with the most advanced ballistic missile submarine of the Soviet fleet. The movie (1990) stars Alec Baldwin as Ryan and Sean Connery as Captain Ramius. Captain Mancuso is introduced here. .Nearly every book after has Mancuso in ever increasing command of U.S. submarine forces.^ Tom Clancy is the author of thirteen novels, most recently The Teeth of the Tiger, and the Commanders books Into the Storm, Every Man a Tiger, and Shadow Warriors.
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Red Storm Rising (1986)
War between NATO and USSR. The basis of the combat game of the same name, this book is not a member of the Ryan story series (although the protagonist of the story has many similarities with Jack Ryan). He co-wrote it with Larry Bond.
Patriot Games (1987)
The first book that Clancy wrote, .Patriot Games predates The Hunt for Red October in chronological order.^ Judy Platt: As Congress Prepares to Reauthorize the Patriot Act, Reader Privacy Must be Protected Huffington Post, October 19, 2009 ...of the purchasers -- of three copies she had ordered of a new book by an unknown author: Tom Clancy 's Hunt for Red October.
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^ Book Report: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (1984) This is an early Tom Clancy book, and you can really tell if you read it soon after one of his later books.
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^ The Hunt for Red October , by Tom Clancy 73.
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Jack Ryan foils an attack in London on the Prince and Princess of Wales by the "Ulster Liberation Army". The ULA then attacks Ryan's Maryland home while he is hosting the Prince and Princess for dinner. The movie stars Harrison Ford as Ryan and Samuel L. Jackson as Robby Jackson.
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988)
First appearance of John Clark and Sergey Golovko. Ryan leads a CIA operation which forces the head of the KGB to defect. Other elements include anti-satellite lasers and other SDI-type weapons, and the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Major Alan Gregory is introduced here. (He appears later, updating SAM software in The Bear and the Dragon). Colonel Bondarenko also is introduced here. (He appears in later books offering advice to Golovko in "Executive Orders" and commanding the Russian Army defenses against China in its sequel "The Bear and the Dragon")
Clear and Present Danger (1989)
The President authorizes the CIA to use American military forces in a covert war against cocaine producers in Colombia. The operation is betrayed. Ryan meets John Clark as they lead a mission to rescue abandoned soldiers. Domingo "Ding" Chavez (Clark's protege in later novels) is one of the rescued soldiers. The movie (1994) stars Harrison Ford as Ryan, Willem Dafoe as Clark and Raymond Cruz as Chavez.
The Sum of All Fears (1991)
Arab terrorists find a nuclear weapon that had been lost by Israel, and use it to attack the United States. This nearly triggers a war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, due to the incompetence of the new President and his mistress with an anti-Ryan agenda. Ryan intervenes to avert the war. The 2002 movie stars Ben Affleck as Ryan, Liev Schreiber as Clark, and changes the identity and motivation of the terrorists to neo-Nazis.
Without Remorse (1993)
The sixth book published in the Jack Ryan series gives the earliest events in Ryan's life. Without Remorse takes place during the Vietnam War, when Jack Ryan was a teenager. Ex-SEAL John Clark (then John Kelly) fights a bloody one-man war against drug dealers in Baltimore, attracting the attention of Jack's father Emmett, a Baltimore police detective. He also helps plan and execute a raid on a prisoner-of-war camp in North Vietnam. Clark joins the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Debt of Honor (1994)
A secret cabal of extreme nationalists gains control of Japan (having acquired some nuclear weapons), and start a war with the U.S. Ryan, now National Security Advisor, and Clark and Chavez, agents in Japan, help win the war. The Vice President resigns in a scandal, and the President appoints Ryan to replace him. A vengeful, die-hard Japanese airline pilot then crashes a jetliner into the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress attended by most senior U.S. government leaders, including the President. Ryan thus becomes the new President through succession.
Executive Orders (1996)
This is the immediate sequel to Debt of Honor. President Ryan survives press hazing, an assassination attempt, and a biological warfare attack on the USA. Clark and Chavez trace the virus to a Middle Eastern madman, and the U.S. military goes to work.
SSN: Strategies for Submarine Warfare (1996)
Follows the missions of USS Cheyenne in a future war with China precipitated by China's invasion of the disputed Spratly Islands. Also not a Ryanverse book, SSN is actually a loosely connected collection of "scenario" chapters in support of the eponymous computer game.
Rainbow Six (1998)
Released to coincide with the computer game of the same name. John Clark and Ding, who is now Clark's son-in-law, lead an elite multi-national anti-terrorist unit that combats a worldwide genocide attempt by eco-terrorists. (Jack Ryan is the U.S. President and only mentioned or referred to as either 'The President' or 'Jack'.)
The Bear and the Dragon (2000)
War between Russia and China. Ryan recognizes the independence of Taiwan, a Chinese police officer kills a diplomat, and the American armed forces help Russia defeat a Chinese invasion of Siberia.
Red Rabbit (2002)
In the early 1980s, CIA analyst Ryan aids in the defection of a Soviet officer who knows of a plan to assassinate Pope John Paul II.
The Teeth of the Tiger (2003)
Jack Ryan's son, Jack Ryan Jr., becomes an intelligence analyst, and then a field consultant, for The Campus, an off-the-books intelligence agency with the freedom to discreetly assassinate individuals "who threaten national security", following the end of the Jack Ryan Sr. presidential administration. This is the latest book of the Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy, introducing Ryan's son and two nephews as heirs to his spook-legacy.
There are "continuity errors" in the series. .Some are clearly due to the non sequential order in which the books are written, for example there is no reference to the events in "Red Rabbit" in books which cover later events, in particular a reference to his lack of field experience and in meeting defectors in "The Hunt for Red October", when Jack Ryan had by that time been in the field and met a defector in "Red Rabbit". Some however are not: in "Clear and Present Danger" Jack Ryan claimed he had not flown in a helicopter since his accident in Crete, i.e., before "Patriot Games", but in "The Hunt for Red October", which falls between the events, at the end of the book he takes a helicopter flight to Washington.^ Judy Platt: As Congress Prepares to Reauthorize the Patriot Act, Reader Privacy Must be Protected Huffington Post, October 19, 2009 ...of the purchasers -- of three copies she had ordered of a new book by an unknown author: Tom Clancy 's Hunt for Red October.
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^ Please take a stand TheDailyNews, April 25, 2009 ...held the book up and said it was a brand new book by a brand new author named Tom Clancy , was published by the Naval Institute Press, and was titled The Hunt for Red October.
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^ Tommy Lee Jones set to direct and costar in 'The Lincoln Lawyer': movie news recap The Independent, October 14, 2009 ...Clear and Present Danger (1994).
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By series plot chronology

Novels not in the series

Jack Ryan/John Clark Universe

Op-Center Universe

  • Op-Center
  • Mirror Image
  • Games of State
  • Acts of War
  • Balance of Power
  • State of Siege
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Line of Control
  • Mission of Honor
  • Sea of Fire
  • Call to Treason
  • War of Eagles

NetForce Universe

  • NetForce (1998)
  • Hidden Agendas
  • Night Moves
  • Breaking Point
  • Point of Impact
  • Cybernation
  • State of War
  • Springboard
  • Changing of the Guard
  • The Archimedes Effect

NetForce Explorers Universe

  • Virtual Vandals
  • The Deadliest Game
  • One is the Loneliest Number
  • The Ultimate Escape
  • End Game
  • Cyberspy
  • The Great Race
  • Shadow of Honor
  • Private Lives
  • Safe House

Power Plays Series

  • Politika (novel, 1997)
    • Politika (computer game) by Red Storm Entertainment
      • Politika (board game)
  • ruthless.com (novel, 1998)
    • ruthless.com (computer game, 1998) by Red Storm Entertainment
  • Shadow Watch (novel, 1999) by Jerome Preisler
    • Shadow Watch (computer game, 1999) by Red Storm Entertainment
  • Bio-Strike (novel, 2000) by Jerome Preisler
  • Cold War (novel, 2001) by Jerome Preisler
  • Cutting Edge (novel, 2002) by Jerome Preisler
  • Zero Hour (novel, 2003) by Jerome Preisler
  • Wild Card (novel, 2004) by Jerome Preisler

Ghost Recon Universe

EndWar Universe

H.A.W.X Universe

Non-fiction

Guided Tour
Study in Command
Other
  • The Tom Clancy Companion - Edited by Martin H. Greenberg — Writings by Clancy along with a concordance of all his fiction novels, detailing characters and military units or equipment.

Video games

.In 1996, Clancy co-founded the computer game developer Red Storm Entertainment and ever since he has had his name on several of Red Storm's most successful games.^ Tom Clancy is the author of thirteen novels, most recently The Teeth of the Tiger, and the Commanders books Into the Storm, Every Man a Tiger, and Shadow Warriors.
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.Red Storm was later bought by publisher Ubisoft Entertainment, which continues to use the Clancy name.^ Please take a stand TheDailyNews, April 25, 2009 ...held the book up and said it was a brand new book by a brand new author named Tom Clancy , was published by the Naval Institute Press, and was titled The Hunt for Red October.
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^ Book Report: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (1984) This is an early Tom Clancy book, and you can really tell if you read it soon after one of his later books.
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^ A couple of book reviews NWTNToday.com, April 30, 2009 ...held the book up and said it was a brand new book by a brand new author named Tom Clancy , was published by the Naval Institute Press, and was titled ?The Hunt for Red October.?
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This game series includes:
  • Red Storm Rising: A submarine sim game loosely based on the novel of the same name. Produced in 1988 by MicroProse for IBM PC Compatible, C64, and Amiga.
  • SSN: The novel of the same name is based on it.
  • Shadow Watch: Turn based strategy based on the Power Play novel.[9]
  • Rainbow Six Series: Squad-based first-person shooters, based on the novel of the same name, typically taking place in closed urban environments. .
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (1998)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Eagle Watch (1999)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (1999)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Urban Operations (2000)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Operations Essentials (2000)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn (2001)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Take-Down – Missions in Korea (2001)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf (2002)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (2003)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Broken Wing (2003)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Urban Crisis (2003)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (2004)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword (2004)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Iron Wrath (2005)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (2005)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Critical Hour (2006)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (2006)
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (2008)
  • Ghost Recon Series: Squad-based first-person shooters/third-person shooters.^ Splinter Cell: Conviction novel due out in November Gaming Nexus, July 30, 2009 ...More On: Splinter Cell: Conviction Companies: Ubisoft One of the first Tom Clancy branded games to cross over to a mainstream novel was the Splinter Cell series.
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    ^ Splinter Cell: Conviction novel out now Big Download Blog, November 7, 2009 ...known to be a pseudonym for a series of different writers who have penned books based on various Tom Clancy game properties.
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    ^ Rogue Warrior Download Full Version Game Downloads Now, September 23, 2009 ...For years the name of Tom Clancy has dominated the video game genre of realistic military first person shooters, but Richard Marcinko, a former US Navy Seal and best selling author is looking to change all that...
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    .As opposed to the Rainbow Six games, Ghost Recon usually takes place in larger, outdoor environments.^ Mexico banned Tom Clancy ’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 in the state of Chihuahua because the state’s governor was offended by the game’s...
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  • Splinter Cell Series: Third person stealth games, lately spawned a line of books written by a series of different authors, all writing under the pseudonym David Michaels.^ Other fiction authors I have enjoyed are Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton.
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    ^ Hot author: Steve Hely writes to satirize writing USA Today, May 6, 2009 ...mocked in his novel: 'I'd better be quiet,' Hely says, but he acknowledges a boyhood passion for Tom Clancy , who bears a striking resemblance to the fictional Nick Boyle, master of 'weapons-related entertainment.'
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    ^ Splinter Cell: Conviction novel out now Big Download Blog, November 7, 2009 ...known to be a pseudonym for a series of different writers who have penned books based on various Tom Clancy game properties.
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    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (2002)
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (2004)
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005)
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials (2006)
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent (2006)
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (2010)
  • End War Series : Franchise set in a speculative World War 3, taking place in 2020.
  • H.A.W.X Series : Air combat.
.There were also video games based on The Hunt for Red October and its film adaptation.^ Book Report: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (1984) This is an early Tom Clancy book, and you can really tell if you read it soon after one of his later books.
  • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

^ The Hunt for Red October , by Tom Clancy 73.
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^ The USS Dallas is the submarine featured in Tom Clancy 's 'The Hunt for Red October.'
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The two games were published by Grandslam Entertainment. The version based on the film was available on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Atari ST, IBM PC, Amstrad, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES and Game Boy systems, whereas the version based on the book was available on the Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad 1512 pc, Amstrad CPC, Apple Macintosh, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 systems. .In 2002 and 2003 a video game based on the film version of The Sum of All Fears was released for the PC and Nintendo GameCube system.^ House Of The Dead Makes The Record Books Forever Geek, March 18, 2009 ...all video games for an all-encompassing ban on electronic video gaming lasting two months during 2002.
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^ I'm almost done reading The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy .
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^ Original Screenplay For Jack Ryan 5 Empire Online, December 7, 2009 ...The Sum of All Fears.
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.Although very similar to the Rainbow Six games, The Sum Of All Fears was poorly received.^ I'm almost done reading The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy .
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^ Original Screenplay For Jack Ryan 5 Empire Online, December 7, 2009 ...The Sum of All Fears.
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.Many of the games bearing the Clancy name have been very successful, spawning several sequels and expansions.^ Already the publisher of multiple best-selling Tom Clancy games, the company last year bought the rights to Clancy?s name in virtually all media.
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It is unknown how much input Clancy has into the games.
.World news media is a fictional news network that had been featured in many Tom Clancy's video games.^ Already the publisher of multiple best-selling Tom Clancy games, the company last year bought the rights to Clancy?s name in virtually all media.
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^ Clancy books going digital KABC Los Angeles, January 29, 2009 ...NEW YORK -- Tom Clancy is going digital.
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^ Mexico banned Tom Clancy ’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 in the state of Chihuahua because the state’s governor was offended by the game’s...
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Board games

  • Red Storm Rising (1989)
    Ground warfare wargame published by TSR, Inc., based on the novel of the same name. It covered an attack on NATO forces in western Europe by the Warsaw Pact. .It included rules for integration with The Hunt for Red October game of the year before.^ It took Tom Clancy two years and more rejection letters than you can imagine, before anyone would publish what likely is his finest book ?The Hunt For Red October?....
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    ^ Moments before the submarine’s disappearance, the commanding officer, having earlier been reading Tom Clancy ’s The Hunt for Red October —how is that for heavy-handed, over-the-top irony—and knowing that the...
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    ^ It took Tom Clancy two years and more rejection letters than you can imagine, before anyone would publish what likely is his finest book ‘ The Hunt For Red October’....
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    The publisher reused the system for Europe Aflame (1989), a strategic World War II game, and A Line in the Sand, a strategic game about the First Gulf War.
  • Tom Clancy's Politika[10]

Achievements and awards

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  • Clancy is one of only two authors to have sold two million copies on a first printing in the 1990s.^ But first, as one of the few surviving Crosley descendants, he wrote 'Crosley: Two Brothers and...
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    .(John Grisham is the other author.^ My favorite authors include, but are not limited to Tom Clancy , John Grisham and Nicholas Sparks.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Used to read lots of John Grisham, Tom Clancy , Robin Cook and many other thriller/adventure novels.
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    ) .Clancy's 1989 novel Clear and Present Danger sold 1,625,544 hardcover copies, making it the #1 bestselling novel of the 1980s.^ The author of such blockbusters as ''Patriot Games'' and ''Clear and Present Danger'' is finally making his work available electronically, starting Feb.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The author of such blockbusters as Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger is finally making his work available electronically, starting Feb.
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    ^ The author of such blockbusters as Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger is making his work available electronically.
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    [11]
  • Clancy is an honorary Yeoman Warder of The Tower of London holding the title "Supernumerary Yeoman".[13] On the television show Ace of Cakes his wife commissioned, for his 60th birthday, a special cake in the shape of the Tower of London in acknowledgment of his status. In the episode, Tom Clancy referred to the Beefeaters as, "Just a terrific bunch of guys".

In popular culture

.The BBC Radio 4 sitcom Deep Trouble, set on a nuclear submarine, features a humorous version of Clancy as a recurring character.^ It’s not Tom Clancy , and they’re fairly simple reads, but I really like the characters and setting.
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^ The USS Dallas is the submarine featured in Tom Clancy 's 'The Hunt for Red October.'
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He is portrayed by Ben Willbond, co-writer of the series.[14]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ His Who's Who entry gives his date of birth as 12 March, 1947.

References

  1. ^ "alt.books.tom-clancy post by Tom Clancy". Groups.google.co.nz. http://groups.google.co.nz/group/alt.books.tom-clancy/browse_thread/thread/f5401cb62aa93da8/f54319f05c6ef4a7?lnk=gst&q=%22Tom%27s+Life%3F%3F%22&rnum=1#f54319f05c6ef4a7. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Alexandra Llewellyn, Tom Clancy," The New York Times, June 27, 1999.
  3. ^ a b "Tom Clancy". NNDB. 1999-06-26. http://www.nndb.com/people/504/000022438/. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Richard (2008-03-25). "Clancy name bought by Ubisoft, worth big bucks". Xbox360fanboy.com. http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/03/25/clancy-name-bought-by-ubisoft-worth-big-bucks/. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  5. ^ Tom Clancy - Political Donations at newsmeat.com
  6. ^ Paperback Writer, The New Republic, May 25, 2004
  7. ^ 23 oktober 2007. "Tom Clancy on Sept 11 2001 & WTC 7 Collapse". Youtube.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGaljPXBbfA&feature=related. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  8. ^ "An hour about the 9/11 attacks". Charlierose.com. 2001-09-11. http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/2955. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/399
  11. ^ "Washington Post". Washington Post. 1997-06-01. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/25thann/bestsellers.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  12. ^ "Rensselaer Magazine: Summer 2004: At Rensselaer". Rpi.edu. http://www.rpi.edu/dept/NewsComm/Magazine/summer04/atrensselaer/atrensselaer10.html. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  13. ^ "TC Post: Clancy Speaks Again Briefly". Clancyfaq.com. 2000-06-25. http://www.clancyfaq.com/Clancy%20Speaks%20Again%20Briefly.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  14. ^ Wolf, Ian. "Deep Trouble — Production Details, Plus Regular Cast and Crew". British Comedy Guide. http://www.comedy.org.uk/guide/radio/deep_trouble/details/. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 

External links

Literary reviews and criticism


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.
.Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (born April 12, 1947) is an American author of both fiction and non-fiction, mostly related to the military, terrorism, and international affairs.^ Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. April 12 , 1947 ) is an American author of both fiction and non-fiction, mostly related to the military, terrorism, and international affairs.
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^ John Grogan John Grogan is a American journalist and non-fiction author.
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^ Thomas L. Clancy Jr. Russian-American strategies, and has lectured at the CIA, spoken with the President, but is not from the Intelligence community!
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Contents

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  • The difference between reality and fiction?^ Writers’ Quotes on Writing The Story Ideas VirtuosoThe Story Ideas Virtuoso, September 16, 2009 ...of an idea.” ~ Thomas Mann “The difference between reality and fiction?
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    ^ Writers’ Quotes on Writing – The First Dozen The Story Ideas VirtuosoThe Story Ideas Virtuoso, September 16, 2009 ...of an idea.” ~ Thomas Mann “The difference between reality and fiction?
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    .Fiction has to make sense.
    • Interview on Larry King Live
      Attributed variant: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.^ The difference between reality and fiction?
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      ^ The difference between me and you is that I do good fiction.
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      • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Interview on Larry King Live Attributed variant: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
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      • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .
      • Clancy here expresses an idea evoked in similar statements made by others, all derived from the orignial made by Lord Byron:
        Lord Byron: Truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
        Mark Twain : Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't.
        G. K. Chesterton: Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
        Leo Rosten : Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. (attributed)
  • I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.
    • The New York Times (27 July 1986)
  • I like writing.^ B5: What other authors write books like Clancy's?

    ^ I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jump to: navigation , search I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.
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    .It's the most fun I've ever had at anything.^ It's the most fun I've ever had at anything.
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You can build your own little world and — like a kid with his toy trains, — except instead of trains I have tanks and ships and airplanes and things...^ You can build your own little world and — like a kid with his toy trains, — except instead of trains I have tanks and ships and airplanes and things...
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ideas for great lenses you could build Ready, set, start your own lens!
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    ^ There are little events that pop-up turn by turn and let you know what's happening in the world.

    .I get to make them do all the things I want them to do, and if I don't like the way things work out, I start again.^ The dates in this book don't work out!

    ^ A good friend of mine, Eric Geist, was a real fan of all things military, just like me.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fiction has to make sense.” ~ Tom Clancy “Start early and work hard.
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    .
  • I write strictly for fun...^ Interview with Don Swaim (1986) I write strictly for fun...
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Interview with Don Swaim (1986) Victory comes only to those prepared to make it, and take it.
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Interviews with Don Swaim at Wired for Books (1984) & (1986) ( in RealPlayer fomat ) Retrieved from " http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy " Categories : Novelists .
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    as long as it stays fun I'll continue to do it. .
    • Interview with Don Swaim (1986)
  • Victory comes only to those prepared to make it, and take it.
  • Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which believe the idea that things cannot be changed.
  • Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.^ Interview with Don Swaim (1986) I write strictly for fun...
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Debt of Honor (1994) 990 pp.
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    ^ Patriot Games (1987) Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which believe the idea that things cannot be changed.
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    .If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.^ If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.
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    .If not, why embarrass him?^ If not, why embarrass him?
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    • As quoted in Escape The Pace: 100 Fun And Easy Ways To Slow Down And Enjoy Your Life (2002) by Lisa Rickwood; this quote appears at least as early as 1996 online.
.
Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.
^ Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.
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^ Debt of Honor (1994) Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.
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.If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.^ If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.
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  • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.If not, why embarrass him?
  • The difference between me and you is that I do good fiction.^ Writers’ Quotes on Writing The Story Ideas VirtuosoThe Story Ideas Virtuoso, September 16, 2009 ...of an idea.” ~ Thomas Mann “The difference between reality and fiction?
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Writers’ Quotes on Writing – The First Dozen The Story Ideas VirtuosoThe Story Ideas Virtuoso, September 16, 2009 ...of an idea.” ~ Thomas Mann “The difference between reality and fiction?
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Jokingly to news reporters.^ Jokingly to news reporters.
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      • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Speech at the National Press Club (18 May 1999)
    • The hard part is discriminating between factual reporting and journalistic fiction.^ Speech at the National Press Club (18 May 1999) The hard part is discriminating between factual reporting and journalistic fiction.
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      • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I spoke at the National Press Club once and told them, 'At least I do good fiction.'"
      • Tom Clancy sounds off on Colin Powell, politicians | FP Passport 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC blog.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Last year at the National Press Club I said out loud and in public [C-SPAN was there] that the difference between me and a lot of reporters is that I do good fiction.
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      • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Last year at the National Press Club I said out loud and in public [C-SPAN was there] that the difference between me and a lot of reporters is that I do good fiction.^ Last year at the National Press Club I said out loud and in public [C-SPAN was there] that the difference between me and a lot of reporters is that I do good fiction.
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      ^ The difference between reality and fiction?
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      ^ The difference between me and you is that I do good fiction.
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      .Some were polite enough to chuckle.
    • "Clancy Speaks Again, Briefly" (12 February 2000)
  • People, I am actually fairly smart.^ Some were polite enough to chuckle.
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Clancy Speaks Again, Briefly" (12 February 2000) People, I am actually fairly smart.
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    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 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."
    • Tom Clancy biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (author: ) 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .Why has this not occurred to anyone?^ Why has this not occurred to anyone?
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    .The information is all out there, if you go looking for it, and the classified stuff just comes from analyzing the unclassified stuff and connecting the dots...^ You just have to look for it.

    ^ You buried this comment Comment below viewing threshold Show Played the demo and with all Jet fighter type games you end up firing at dots.
    • Tom Clancy's HAWX Review | Xbox 360 | Eurogamer 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Then what are you waiting for, check out www.GiftIdeasPlus.com , www.SpecialOccasionsPlus.com or www.HolidaySpotPlus.com for all of your gift giving needs.
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Schafer interview (1995)

Vonnegut and Clancy on Technology by David H. Freedman & Sarah Schafer
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  • In case you haven't noticed, we live in a world that is for the first time in all of recorded human history unlikely to have a major war.^ Vonnegut and Clancy on Technology by David H. Freedman & Sarah Schafer In case you haven't noticed, we live in a world that is for the first time in all of recorded human history unlikely to have a major war.
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    ^ The most important human being whoever lived, if you want to leave out religious figures, would be Johannes Gutenberg ...
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    ^ EndWar DLC Revealed News World War III spreads to new regions as Ubisoft confirms the first set of downloadable content for the console RTS...

    There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it's not there anymore. .The reason is our technology was better than theirs.
    Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI.^ The reason is our technology was better than theirs.
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    ^ Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI .
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ OK? The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It was really a combination of SDI and CNN. They realized they couldn't beat us so they decided to change the ball game.
  • Democracy is spreading across the world.^ Democracy is spreading across the world.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was really a combination of SDI and CNN. They realized they couldn't beat us so they decided to change the ball game.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They had all worked on tactical shooters and console games but hadn't done a strategy game, whereas I'd done the strategy game but not the console shooter, so it was a really good experience.

    .Democracy is only possible with easy access to information and good communications.^ Democracy is only possible with easy access to information and good communications.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    And technology is a way of facilitating communications.
  • Look, this is simple. .The good old days are now. OK? The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.
  • What underclass?^ The good old days are now.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ OK? The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The reason is our technology was better than theirs.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I mean you know, what underclass?^ I mean you know, what underclass?
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Do you know any of them? Do they have automobiles? Most of them probably do. .Do most of them have television sets?^ Do most of them have television sets?
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Do most of them have telephones? .Well, if they can afford automobiles, they can afford computers.^ Well, if they can afford automobiles, they can afford computers.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And since they have television sets, they already have access to communications technology.^ And since they have television sets, they already have access to communications technology.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And since they have telephones, they can talk to one another.^ And since they have telephones, they can talk to one another.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hitler decided that since the Germans lost, they were unworthy of him, and then he takes the coward's way one by eating a gun + cyanide sandwich.
    • Birdman Bryant: Correspondence with Tom Clancy on the Race Question 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.thebirdman.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whether these things adhered to one political slant or another was less important than the effects they had."

    .Wherein are they deprived?
  • Look, technology is another word for tool. There was a time when nails were high-tech.^ There was a time when nails were high-tech.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Look, technology is another word for tool.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Wherein are they deprived?
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone.^ There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    We got past that. Technology is just a tool. .People use tools to improve their lives.
  • Our tools keep getting better, and as a result of that, our lives keep getting better.
  • People live longer today than they ever have.^ Our tools keep getting better, and as a result of that, our lives keep getting better.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People use tools to improve their lives.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People live longer today than they ever have.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They live happier lives, they have more knowledge, they have more information.^ They live happier lives, they have more knowledge, they have more information.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .All this is the result of communications technology and the tools with which man has equipped himself.^ All this is the result of communications technology and the tools with which man has equipped himself.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .How is any of that bad?
  • I was one of the first generations to watch television.^ I was one of the first generations to watch television.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    That's technology. TV is like any other kind of tool. .TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment.^ TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    How is it bad? .Computers are going to be even bigger.^ Computers are going to be even bigger.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .TVs are one-way.^ TVs are one-way.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    You sit there and you watch it. .Computers, you interact with.
  • No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there's something bad about it.^ Computers, you interact with.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there's something bad about it.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war--no matter what the cost.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    .Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, "Oh, you can't do that..."
  • I'd rather talk to people who do things than complain about other people who do things.^ I'd rather talk to people who do things than complain about other people who do things.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, "Oh, you can't do that..."
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The thing you have to understand about fighter pilots is they never quite grow past the stage of little boys buzzing past girls on their bicycles.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I say they're idiots.
  • Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out.^ I say they're idiots.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To truly feel like we're fighting terrorism, we need as much intelligence and infiltration as possible into known rivals of democracy.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.
    Take the AEGIS system in the navy.^ The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Take the AEGIS system in the navy.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It uses a truly immersive control system that gives you a real feel for the depth of battle and complexity of command.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    .It's a radar computer system for air-battle management.^ It's a radar computer system for air-battle management.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .What it does is give the commander an extra 15 minutes to decide what he's going to do to fight a battle, and those 15 minutes are decisively important.
  • A field commander never has the information he needs.^ A field commander never has the information he needs.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What it does is give the commander an extra 15 minutes to decide what he's going to do to fight a battle, and those 15 minutes are decisively important.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It uses a truly immersive control system that gives you a real feel for the depth of battle and complexity of command.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    .He has to go with his best hunch.^ He has to go with his best hunch.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The more information he has, the easier it is for him to win the battle.
  • The more information a guy has, the more likely he is to say, "Hey, King Charlie, you really blew that call."^ The more information he has, the easier it is for him to win the battle.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The more information a guy has, the more likely he is to say, "Hey, King Charlie, you really blew that call."
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That's why democracy happened.^ That's why democracy happened.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government.^ The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Information, knowledge, is power.^ Information, knowledge, is power.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If you can control information, you can control people.
  • Countries that do not control knowledge and information tend to do better because the average guy who is exposed to a lot of information can get ideas and profit from them.
  • America is the most inventive country in the world.^ Countries that do not control knowledge and information tend to do better because the average guy who is exposed to a lot of information can get ideas and profit from them.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ America is the most inventive country in the world.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you can control information, you can control people.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Why? .Because everybody has access to information.^ Because everybody has access to information.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. .They tried to classify everything.^ They tried to classify everything.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The more information available to the average person, the greater the synergy that develops from it.
  • There are people in government who don't want other people to know what they know.^ The more information available to the average person, the greater the synergy that develops from it.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are people in government who don't want other people to know what they know.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are things I know I know about I don't write about, which I could not responsibly put into my books.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    It's just another example of elitism. And I spit on elitism. Show me an elitist, and I'll show you a loser.

CNN interview (1999)

.Interview promoting Every Man a Tiger (1999), co-written with General Charles Horner.^ Tom Clancy is the author of thirteen novels, most recently The Teeth of the Tiger, and the Commanders books Into the Storm, Every Man a Tiger, and Shadow Warriors.
  • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

^ Into the Storm is a semi-autobiography with the VII Corps Commander from the Persian Gulf War.  Every Man a Tiger is a semi-autobiography with the Air Component Commander from the Persian Gulf War.

^ Every Man a Tiger .

(12 May 1999)
  • My vision for this book and the others in the series is to let people know what kind of commanders we have. .You don't pick generals off park benches.^ You don't pick generals off park benches.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don't have to worry about ammo that much, and pulling off stunts is a breeze.
    • Tom Clancy's HAWX Review | Xbox 360 | Eurogamer 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ... .They are experts at what they do and lot of thinking goes into it.
    And I want to get across to people the intellectual dimension of command, to let people know that it's hard to be a general.^ And I want to get across to people the intellectual dimension of command, to let people know that it's hard to be a general.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are experts at what they do and lot of thinking goes into it.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They're about building, resource management, multiple resources, and lots of clicking, so I think that sort of game is really hard to put on console.

    .And the people we have with general stars on their shoulders are pretty smart and pretty good guys.
  • The thing you have to understand about fighter pilots is they never quite grow past the stage of little boys buzzing past girls on their bicycles.
  • That's the ultimate pornography...^ The thing you have to understand about fighter pilots is they never quite grow past the stage of little boys buzzing past girls on their bicycles.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And the people we have with general stars on their shoulders are pretty smart and pretty good guys.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can build your own little world and — like a kid with his toy trains, — except instead of trains I have tanks and ships and airplanes and things...
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There's nothing more pornographic than glorifying war.
  • I think it's going to be remembered as the last major war on planet Earth, if we're lucky, if we maintain our foreign policy properly.^ I think it's going to be remembered as the last major war on planet Earth, if we're lucky, if we maintain our foreign policy properly.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There's nothing more pornographic than glorifying war.
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Tom Clancy - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the year 2050, Earth is on the verge of ecological disaster, and the Mars Terraforming Project has been created in hopes of making our neighboring planet habitable so that a colony  Read More .
    • Tom Sizemore Filmography 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

    ... .It will be remembered as the last time major countries had to put people in the field and put them in harm's way.
    It may be the last of all human nature wars, which is a nice way to remember any kind of a war, as the last one.^ This isn't a skirmish, it's World War III. Talk Your Way to Victory: Put the controller aside and start shouting commands.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Most offensive of all, after serving (so he said) his country in World War Two, he now says that he admires Adolf Hitler for his views and his actions.
    • Birdman Bryant: Correspondence with Tom Clancy on the Race Question 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.thebirdman.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is not insanity, but the first step in a deceptively simple plan: force all-out war in the Middle East, drawing in the major players in the new world order.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

CNN interview (2000)

Interview (22 August 2000) promoting The Bear and the Dragon (2000)
  • My wife will tell you I'm practically addicted to the History Channel ... and I read a lot of history.
  • There's been historical conflict between China and Russia for well over 1,000 years. ... People forget that the Mongols came all the way to the Baltic Sea and all the way to where St. Petersburg is today ... .And the Russians have a good sense of history and they remember that.
  • China has a lot of people and not enough space and the Russians have not too many people and a lot of space.
  • Certainly, we live in a different world ...^ Unfortunately, many of those people do live here within our own borders.

    ^ As a VII Corps vet who was there on the ground, I certainly do not remember a lot of 'down time'.

    for the first time in all of known human history, we live in a world absent of the likelihood of superpower conflict. .Now we live in a world in which there are superpowers, but we're not butting heads all the time.^ Every time you hear a briefing it'll tell you what the state of the world is, who you're fighting against, what the mission objectives are, and all the chatter for the soldiers as well.

    That's a very good thing for the world... but... there's still a few bad guys out there.

Larry King Live (2000)

Larry King Live Weekend (27 August 2000)
  • I'm a spy... I worked for the CIA 15 years. The cover was I worked for the insurance business. .
    • Said Jokingly.
  • America is a country with a First Amendment, and you're allowed to publish just about anything you want, as long as it's not real secret information.^ X GT is now Facebook Connect enabled, which means you can use your existing Facebook login and information to register for GameTrailers in just one click.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The online multiplayer mode is a real highlight allowing you to engage in battles that change the face of Europe and the US. .
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Really, I just want to blow stuff up, and I want to blow it up faster than the other guy.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    .Of course, nobody really does that except for, you know, you guys in the media.
  • There are things I know I know about I don't write about, which I could not responsibly put into my books.^ There are little events that pop-up turn by turn and let you know what's happening in the world.

    ^ You buried this comment Comment below viewing threshold Show I really don't care if you buy it or not.
    • Tom Clancy's HAWX Review | Xbox 360 | Eurogamer 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You buried this comment Comment below viewing threshold Show I don't like middle ground games, make my flying games like Afterburner!
    • Tom Clancy's HAWX Review | Xbox 360 | Eurogamer 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Interestingly enough, though, the scariest one of those things is not classified at all. .But nevertheless, I don't write about it, because it would make the world a somewhat more dangerous place.
  • The People's Republic of China is still a Marxist, Leninist, Maoist nation.^ The only thing i dont like about it is how long it takes to do some things, like moving from place to place and how long it takes to get more units.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We weren't shooting up people on foot, because that would be just cold-blooded murder, and American soldiers don't do that sort of thing.

    ^ The glitching, like I knew, would never stop and on the first day of its release every room I went in had people running around looking for more.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So, you know, communism is still involved there.^ There are little events that pop-up turn by turn and let you know what's happening in the world.

    .They haven't figured their way out of that particularly ideological box yet and that's their misfortune.
  • "Rainbow Six" was sort of a spinoff of one my books, which did pretty well.^ In this way, novels in the "future" of Jack Ryan will not be "spoiled".  Other people vehemently disagree and say to read them as they were published.  Others are just happy to read them as they acquire the books.

    ^ Clancy has stated that there are three irreconcilable time conflicts in Without Remorse alone (I haven't figured them out myself).

    ^ But one of Clark's companions, a British graduate of the SAS who has joined his Rainbow Six multinational anti-terrorist force, is feeling the same disquiet: .

    ... Interestingly enough, I never play the games. .I just sort of — it's more fun for me to help formulate them than it is to play them.
  • Historically, anything that gets information to people is good for the world.^ The addition of the choice to be 100% stealthy, all out kill, or a combination was fun but it became too easy to just run up and kill people.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The real version is way more fun than the demo, the voice command system works, really well.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yeah, and I think more than just a game, this could be a direction for the genre in future.

    .The most important human being whoever lived, if you want to leave out religious figures, would be Johannes Gutenberg...^ Gameplay: It is very fun to sneak around grabbing baddies and interogating them then you have the choice if you want to kill them or just knock them out.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    that's when the liberation of human thought happened, because people could read the thoughts of people across the world, and have thoughts of their own, and publish them and spread information around.
    Anything that gets information to people is good. .America has prospered because we're the most information-friendly society in the world.
  • The average guy is smart enough to know the difference between what works and what doesn't, and if you have bad information, sooner or later, you figure it out and you get onto something else.
  • The average guy is fairly smart, if you give him the ability to make decisions for himself.^ There are little events that pop-up turn by turn and let you know what's happening in the world.

    ^ He majored in English literature because (in his own words) "I wasn't smart enough to do physics".

    ^ Even when you'd pick the combination it became an instinct to panic and run up and stab the guy because you know not too many guards would follow.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That's the whole premise of America, and that's why America has prospered, and it prospers because if the average guy can get information, he can make his own decisions.
  • The Soviet union is dead and gone and replaced by the Russian Federation, which is a country we can be friends with now, thank God — and we want the Russians to prosper, and should help the Russians prosper in every way we can within reason.
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The world is much safer — a lot safer than it was. .It's not perfectly safe, but it's a heck of a lot safer than it was.
  • Fifteen years ago, there was this country called the Soviet Union that had over 10,000 nuclear warheads pointed at us...^ Founded 12 years ago, VJ Books provides more than 35...
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And that books are being published at an ever greater rate every year-- more than 150,000 titles in the US alone last year.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And the movie was about missing warheads in the Soviet Union.

    they're not there anymore. That's a good thing. .And when people talk about how the world is more dangerous now than it was because we had these terrorists running around, my reply is, you know, a terrorist is like a buzzing mosquito.^ But these terrorists are more resourceful than anyone thinks.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He gave me a twenty-minute education in how the eye nerves interface with the nervous system (which is his mission in life), and as the old joke goes, I learned more about penguins than I ever wanted to know.

    ^ Growing up on a farm in Iowa, Earp tries to run away to join the Union Army in the Civil War, but he is turned away because of his  Read More .
    • Tom Sizemore Filmography 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

    .About 15 years ago, there was a great, big vampire bat; that's several orders of magnitude different from a mosquito.^ Hunt for Red October Tom Clancy / Unknown Binding / Published October 1999 Price: $15.70 Special Order Read about the author.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Executive Orders Tom Clancy / Turtleback / Published June 1996 Price: $15.30 Back Ordered Read about the author.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Executive Orders Tom Clancy / Unknown Binding / Published October 1999 Price: $15.70 Special Order Read about the author.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    So the world is much safer — a lot safer than it was. It's not perfectly safe, but it's a heck of a lot safer than it was.

Howells interview

Interview with Sacha A. Howells
  • I wanted a different way in which to tell my stories. .Coming up with concepts for computer games gives me another avenue of creative expression.^ Readers who have come to read Clancy's books after playing his computer games will obviously be less hung-up ion individual authorship than your average literary critic.

    .It's not just me telling the story, it's me designing the idea for a story and letting the players write their own ending.
  • When the first mission of Rainbow Six was actually coming together we really started to realize that we might have a hit on our hands, but hadn't really expected the runaway success.
  • To truly feel like we're fighting terrorism, we need as much intelligence and infiltration as possible into known rivals of democracy.^ US Links Featured in what was actually the first story in the Ryan series (though Ryan does not appear), his "darker" alter ego, John Clarke (and anti-hero of Rainbow Six , his latest), was not published until after the runaway success of Red October .

    ^ John Kelly/Jack Clark UK Links Featured in what was actually the first story in the Ryan series (though Ryan does not appear), his "darker" alter ego, John Clarke (and anti-hero of Rainbow Six , his latest), was not published until after the runaway success of Red October .

    ^ This guide will cover the original Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Rogue Spear and the mission pack add-on, Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Rogue Spear: Urban Operations.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    Once that information is collected, a sincere commitment must be made to thwart their effects through unified/joint military resolve.
  • I don't discuss works in progress...
    • Attributed variant: I don't discuss future works or works in progress.

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  • Back in pre-Revolutionary America "cruel and unusual punishment" meant the rack and burning at the stake... in more recent rulings it has been taken to mean the absence of cable television and denial of sex-change operations, or just overcrowding in the prisons. -from Executive Orders
  • Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
  • Crazy people do crazy things.
  • I hope people learn to appreciate our people in uniform. .These aren't guys who just shoot 'em up.^ We weren't shooting up people on foot, because that would be just cold-blooded murder, and American soldiers don't do that sort of thing.

    ^ He requests a visit to the john - "Hey, whatcha gonna do, shoot a guy who needs to take a leak?

    ^ Really, I just want to blow stuff up, and I want to blow it up faster than the other guy.
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    They plan. And they are extremely intelligent.
  • I've been reading military history since I was a kid.
  • If everyone in business prepared as carefully as professional soldiers, they'd be better off.
  • Immense intelligence is needed from our commanders.
  • It's a shame that Gen. Schwarzkopf didn't pay a little closer attention to what his field commanders were doing. But in his defense, he had political considerations to deal with.
  • It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.
  • Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.
  • Nothing is as real as a dream. .The world can change around you, but your dream will not.^ Gameplay: Once again you take the role of Sam Fisher to bring down the terrorists around the world.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. .Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
  • Soldiers are in the business of death-inflicting it, and, as little as possible, receiving it.^ And within one weekend, a handful of seemingly unrelated events will take the New World Order to the brink of extinction.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And that's a shame, because he's a phenomenal writer, one with a surprisingly savvy take on the world and how it's run.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Another great addition is the fact that the game is now more open ended and takes away the whole trial and error system you got in the first two games.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    They must be careful, but they also must take risks. .And they reduce those risks by planning.
  • Success will ruin your life.
  • The military leaders on the line — the guys at the sharp end — are better than many civilian leaders.^ Nobody ever told Clancy, it appears, that action required short, sharp sentences, in paragraphs of no more than three or four lines.

    ^ Graphics: The graphics are better, I noticed that the facial expressions were much better than before, but on the other hand, they are all the same.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    And their troops are better cared for and led than the average American worker.
  • The threat is gone. Saddam Hussein may look like a bull but he's a steer. .And there's a big difference between a bull and a steer — ask a cow.
  • There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
  • Wars are begun by frightened men.
  • What do I know about sex?^ Synopsis: Few figures in professional baseball had a career quite like Pete Rose -- and practically no one who climbed so high fell so hard.
    • Tom Sizemore Filmography 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Splinter Cell: Conviction novel out now Big Download Blog, November 7, 2009 ...known to be a pseudonym for a series of different writers who have penned books based on various Tom Clancy game properties.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The addition of the choice to be 100% stealthy, all out kill, or a combination was fun but it became too easy to just run up and kill people.
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I'm a married man.
  • When you deploy forces, you must have a good reason. The country must be behind those forces. .And they must be trained, prepared and supported.
  • People often tell me that Naval Academy graduates are the best officers, and that Villanova Navy graduates are a close second.^ In the book storyline, Jack Ryan did *not* attend or graduate from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis.

    I don't think so. I think Villanova grads are better. Academy grads have great educations. But Villanova grads have it all: character, leadership skills, social skills, the ability to interact with others, and a great education.
  • After seeing army mock battle: "It was Disneyland with guns!"

About Tom Clancy

  • Clancy's got a very simple view of the world. Good versus evil. Evil seems to get the upper hand. Good triumphs with vastly superior automatic weapons!

External links

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  • Bibliography at FantasticFiction
  • Tom Clancy at IMDb
  • "Something for the Boys" by Christopher Hitchens, 'The New York Review of Books]] (14 November 1996).^ Private Lives is the ninth book of Tom Clancy 's Net Force series.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time.
    • Tom Clancy -- All Books 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC non.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Splinter Cell: Conviction novel out now Big Download Blog, November 7, 2009 ...known to be a pseudonym for a series of different writers who have penned books based on various Tom Clancy game properties.
    • Tom Clancy – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    A review of Clancy's Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit.
  • Interviews with Don Swaim at Wired for Books (1984) & (1986) ( in RealPlayer fomat)

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  • Can you name the Tom Clancy novels? - sporcle 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.sporcle.com [Source type: General]

^ A definite 9/10 Tom Clancy you v done it again .
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX Xbox 360 | LOVEFiLM 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not the Tom Clancy you were looking for?
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editTom Clancy series

Rainbow Six: Rainbow Six · Rogue Spear · Take-Down · Raven Shield · Black Arrow · Lockdown · Critical Hour · Vegas · Vegas 2
Ghost Recon: Ghost Recon · Island Thunder · Jungle Storm · Ghost Recon 2 · Summit Strike · Advanced Warfighter · Advanced Warfighter 2
Splinter Cell: Splinter Cell · Pandora Tomorrow · Chaos Theory · Essentials · Double Agent · Conviction
Other: The Hunt for Red October · Red Storm Rising · SSN · Politika · ruthless.com · Shadow Watch · The Sum of All Fears · EndWar · H.A.W.X.

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Tom Clancy
An author of books. .He also has properties like Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six that get made into hugely popular games.^ It could even become the top layer in the multitude of Tom Clancy games Ubisoft is sure to release in the future, tying together H.A.W.X, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigfhter.
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar Review - Tom Clancy's EndWar Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The game features a decent enough, if rather implausible plot, set between the events of Ghost Recon 2 and EndWar (both of which have a small influence on the HAWX storyline).
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX Review | Xbox 360 | Eurogamer 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Overall: As always, Splinter Cell does it again, with a worthy succesor into this trilogy set.
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You can tell it's a game based around his story/idea because their official name always starts with "TOM CLANCY'S...".^ Quick, what do you think of Tom Clancy?  .
  • Tom Clancy 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom Clancy's HAWX is the first air combat game set in the world-renowned Tom Clancy video game universe.
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX for PlayStation 3 - GameFAQs 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ EndWar has a very Tom Clancy look, with most of the hardware which makes an appearance based upon modern military combat and a whole interface built around easy access to the important elements.
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar Review - Tom Clancy's EndWar Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

.They are also always the military themed ones with storylines involving international politics and some bad countries doing bad things.^ They think it's all their money and if they let us keep some of it they're doing us a favor.
  • Tom Clancy sounds off on Colin Powell, politicians | FP Passport 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC blog.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: News]

^ They're packed with international intrigue, military espionage, and usually some sort of nuclear device or rogue general on the loose.
  • Tom Clancy (video game franchise) - giantbomb.com 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Therefore it is neither good nor bad except in reference to some context: Rain is good if things are dry, bad if there is a flood.
  • Birdman Bryant: Correspondence with Tom Clancy on the Race Question 10 January 2010 17:48 UTC www.thebirdman.org [Source type: Original source]

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Tom Clancy
Occupation Writer
Nationality  United States
Writing period 1984 - 2003
Genres Thriller,
Crime fiction

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.

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Biography

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.[1]

Clancy married his first wife, Wanda, in the 1970s. They have four children together and separated in 1998.

In 1993 Tom Clancy bought with some other people the Baltimore Orioles (Baseball team) from Eli Jacobs.

In 1999, Clancy, at age 52, married the 32-year-old writer Alexandra Marie Llewellyn, on June 26.

Clancy is known to be political conservative, and has given over $200,000 to Republican Party politicians.[2]

Bibliography

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.

The website IMDB says that Tom Clancy's novel Without Remorse is to be made into a movie in 2008. No other details are available (27 June 2007).

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

Only two books of Clancy are not with Jack Ryan and/or John Clark.

For a list of all his books see the English Wikipedia.

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