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About the Author
Best known for his technically detailed espionage and military fiction and his bestselling video games (The Division and others), Tom Clancy (1947-2013) wrote his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, while working at an insurance agency. The book was praised by Ronald Reagan, and launched Clancy's immensely successful career. A number of books starring the character Jack Ryan have been adapted for film.
Date of Birth:April 12, 1947
Date of Death:October 1, 2013
Place of Birth:Baltimore, Maryland
Education:Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969