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42 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

It is hard to imagine that we will no more read from Tom Clancy,

It is hard to imagine that we will no more read from Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 of an undisclosed illness in his hometown of Baltimore. Command Authority, which you are holding in your hands, is his last gift to us his devoted fans worldwide. His unti...
It is hard to imagine that we will no more read from Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 of an undisclosed illness in his hometown of Baltimore. Command Authority, which you are holding in your hands, is his last gift to us his devoted fans worldwide. His untimely demise is an irreparable loss. He will be missed!

His rise to fame was not an easy one. It was a path strewn with obstacles and rejections. Yet, he rose like the proverbial phoenix, shining brightly among the stars to become one among the few to hit #1 with all his 17 books on the New York Times bestseller list.

Yet, when it all began in 1984, Clancy couldn't find any established publisher. He had to settle for the small and hitherto unknown Naval Institute Press to publish his cold war thriller "The Hunt For Red October," which was the first fiction they published. He was paid a meager $5000 for the book. Clancy's gripping plot and mastery of technical details made it a massive bestseller. It was made into a smash hit movie starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. He went on to write 17 others, several of which were also made into blockbuster movies.

Tom Clancy may be no more but he will continue to live on through the characters he created, especially Jack Ryan, and the books he wrote. He gave the world a genre called techno-thriller, of which he was the undisputed king, and his name will live on as long as the genre lives.

It is difficult to say goodbye to someone who gave you so much thrill and entertainment for the past nearly-thirty years. But it must be said! Goodbye, and adieu - Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 - October 1, 2013) R.I.P.

posted by Wildflowers on December 3, 2013

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1 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

Lol

Its skydoesminecraft

posted by Anonymous on December 4, 2013

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