“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of Tom Clancy…

Posted on October 2, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Tom Clancy was an author best known for his technically detailed espionage and his military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War. His modern thrillers were seen through the eyes of a character he developed named Jack Ryan.  TOM CLANCY ———>

   Clancy’s literary career began with The Hunt for Red October in 1985, which he sold for publishing to the Naval Institute Press for $5,000. After publication, the book received praise from President Reagan, which boosted sales of the book. Critics praised the work for its technical accuracy. His extreme attention to technical detail earned him respect inside the intelligence community and beyond, and helped to make Clancy a widely read and influential military novelist of his time; one who seemed to capture a shift in the country’s mood away from the CIA misdeeds that came out in the 1970s.

   Several of his novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot GamesClear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears, were later made into blockbuster motion pictures, with another, Jack Ryan, set for release on Christmas. Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, and Harrison Ford were among the actors who played CIA analyst Jack Ryan on screen. The upcoming movie stars Chris Pine, with Kenneth Branagh directing. Keira Knightly will play his wife, and Kevin Costner, his mentor at the CIA.

   He also ventured into video games, including the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent. A native of Maryland, he was Vice Chairman of Community Activities and Public Affairs, as well as a part-owner, of the Baltimore Orioles.

   Tom Clancy was 66.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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