Thursday, 3 October 2013

Fairwell Tom Clancy

Best-selling US author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66, his publisher Penguin has confirmed.

Among his achievements:

  • The Hunt for Red October was Clancy's first published book, launching his career as a successful writer in 1984
  • Red October spawned a Hollywood film as well as a naval war game
  • In all he wrote and co-wrote 20 books, including 17 New York Times number one best-sellers
  • In 1993 he joined a group of investors to buy the Baltimore Orioles baseball team
  • Clancy wrote about commercial airliners being used as missiles several years before the attacks in the US on 11 September 2001
  • The French video game manufacturer Ubisoft purchased the use of Clancy's name for an undisclosed sum in 2008
  • Clancy's final novel, Command Authority, is due to be published in December 2013

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