Tom Clancy
American novelist
Tom Clancy
Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. is an American author, best known for his technically-detailed espionage, military science, and techno thriller storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, along with video games on which he did not work, but which bear his name for licensing and promotional purposes.
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EA’s Black Friday Origin sale cuts prices on ‘Battlefield 1,’ ‘Titanfall 2,’ ‘Fifa 17,’ and more
Yahoo News - 3 months
Black Friday madness knows no bounds, and even individual game publishers are getting in on the price cut frenzy. EA is the latest to launch its Black Friday sale pricing, slashing prices several days ahead of the actual shopping event with discounts of up to 75% on some of the company's most popular PC titles. Battlefield 1 , Titantfall 2 , The Sims 4 , FIFA 17 , Star Wars Battlefront , and Mirror's Edge Catalyst are all getting lots of love in the sale, which is currently live on EA's Origin digital download service. Here's how the prices shake out: DON'T MISS:  New OK Go video packs a lot into ‘One Moment’ Battlefield 1 : $39.99 (33% off) Titanfall 2 : $39.99 (33% off) The Sims 4 : $9.99 (75% off) FIFA 17 : $35.99 (40% off) Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 : $9.99 (75% off) Star Wars Battlefront : $14.99 (50% off) Mirror's Edge Catalyst : $15.99 (60% off) Dragon Age Inquisition : $14.99 (63% off) Need for Speed : $14.99 (63% off) Battlefield 4 : $9.99 (50% off) Tom Clancy's The Di ...
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PlayStation’s Black Friday sale: Deals on over 100 PS4, PS3 and Vita games
Yahoo News - 3 months
Two days before Thanksgiving, Sony has kicked off its Black Friday Sale on the PlayStation Store. The massive sales event will give every PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita owner the opportunity to pick up over 100 digital titles for up to 70% off, and up to 80% if they have an active subscription to PlayStation Plus. DEAL ALERT: Don’t like these deals? Check out an even bigger Black Friday sale right here According to the PlayStation Store's Black Friday landing page , the sale will end on Tuesday, November 29th at 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET. Until then, you can find huge savings on PS4, PS3 and Vita games, as well as movies and TV shows. Here are some of the highlights from the PlayStation Store Black Friday sale: PlayStation 4 Overwatch: Origins Edition : $39.59 (save 34%) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege : $24.99 (save 50%) Grand Theft Auto V : $29.99 (save 50%) Destiny - The Collection : $44.99 (save 25%) MLB The Show 16 : $14.99 (save 25%) Dishonored Definitive Edition : $11.99 ...
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Leak reveals all of Microsoft’s best Black Friday 2016 deals
Yahoo News - 4 months
If you’re buying a new Windows 10 laptop or desktop this Christmas, then you definitely have to check out Microsoft’s sale later this month. The company’s Black Friday 2016 ad has already leaked, and there are plenty of deals to consider, especially if you’re looking to buy Surface-branded hardware. DON’T MISS: Don’t wait for Black Friday, you can get this huge iPhone 7 deal next week UPDATE: Microsoft contacted BGR to inform us that the following deals are already available on Microsoft's online store, part of this year's Holiday Gift Guide , and you can take advantage of them right now. The company is yet to announce its special Black Friday deals. Microsoft will offer free shipping and free returns, BFAds reports . Here are some of the most exciting products included in the sale. Consoles and games $799 HTC Vive Virtual Reality System $299 Xbox One S Gears of War 4 bundle with free game $299 1TB Xbox One Tom Clancy’s The Division bundle $249 Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break bun ...
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John Krasinski On Playing The Iconic Jack Ryan: 'There’s Definitely Fear'
Huffington Post - 6 months
John Krasinski has played every character from our favorite goofball Jim in “The Office” to a badass soldier in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” But his newest character might be the biggest departure from his real-life personality yet. Krasinski is the latest actor to take on the role of Jack Ryan, the CIA agent from Tom Clancy’s popular novels, in an upcoming Amazon series from “Lost” showrunner Carlton Cuse. With this role, Krasinski joins the crew of Hollywood actors who have played the part of Jack Ryan in the past, including Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Ben Affleck. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttri ...
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Maryland High Court Affirms Tax Ruling on Tom Clancy's Estate
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
Maryland’s high court sided with Tom Clancy’s widow in a long-running tax fight, ruling all estate taxes on the best-selling author’s $86 million estate must be borne by his four adult children from a previous marriage.
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Times Readers Recommend Their Favorite Thrillers
NYTimes - 6 months
Readers suggest books by James Ellroy, Tom Clancy, P.D. James and many more.
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Interview With 'Dukhoos' on Dukhoo Culture
Huffington Post - 9 months
K-pop idol goods are evolving these days. Apart from official ones, fans are producing idol goods by themselves. Creating idol goods has become a culture of entertainment among fans. 1. K-idol INFINITE's official cheer stick 2. K-idol Super Junior member Eunhyuk's fan-made calendar 3. K-idol Fly to the Sky's calendar 4. Fly to the Sky's card wallets and tumblers, which are available for "ilco". (It really works! Nobody will recognize them.) 5. This kind of doll is popular among fans. Each doll is designed by fans to represent the idol's characteristic. 6. All the albums and tickets on the table are from INFINITE's and Super Junior's concerts.  1 Click the following if you want to read the graphic version of this article: [dukhoo - the Grahic News]  "OK everybody, I have to get to Star Wars." President Barach Obama ended his White House press briefing with such statement on December 18 last year, ahead of a special screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hinting that he was so- ...
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Author Laura Drake on Indie v.s. Traditional Publishing, Cowboys and Why She Loves Her Motorcycle
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Author Laura Drake is in an enviable position as a writer, having sold her Sweet on a Cowboy series to Grand Central, winning a 2014 Romance Writers of America RITA© award in the "Best First Book" category, and then snagging another deal with Harlequin for her biker chick novels. Yet, now she's breaking out with a new novel, Days Made of Glass, that she defines as "women's fiction" rather than romance, and she decided to do this book on her own, indie style. In the flurry of launch week, she was kind enough to sit down and let me pepper her with questions about how it feels to be a hybrid author and -- more importantly -- how this wife, mother and grandmother who grew up in the Detroit suburbs began writing about cowboys and biker chicks. Q. What prompted you to make such radical changes in your writing life? Before anyone thinks I'm some kind of rock star, prior to all this I spent 15 years writing three books and earning 417 rejections! No one would ever accuse me of b ...
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16 upcoming PlayStation 4 games you should be dreaming of playing in 2016
Yahoo News - about 1 year
With a year full of gaming releases now in the past, a year stocked with new titles lies ahead. Sony’s PlayStation 4 fans can anticipate an eventful year full of games including  Uncharted 4 ,  No Man’s Sky and  Horizon Zero Dawn.  This year, the PlayStation 4 just may be the system to beat. Related:   The Witcher 3 slays the competition in a year of enormously epic games In this video, take a quick look at 16 of the best PS4 games releasing this upcoming year. That means the long-awaited return of fan favorites like  Street Fighter V  and  Ratchet & Clank,  plus fresh titles like  Tom Clancy’s: The Division and more. Finding out what games you should keep an eye out for this year and when to track them down is as easy as watching this quick video.
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Microsoft lets players build their own Xbox One hardware bundles
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Microsoft revealed a pair of new Xbox One hardware bundles this week, including a “Name Your Game Bundle” that allows customers to outfit new consoles with their choice of an included game. The Name Your Game Bundle, priced at $350, includes an Xbox One console, a 500GB hard drive, and the buyer’s choice of one of four featured games: Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or Rare Replay . Bundled titles are available as full-version downloads via Xbox Live. Related:   Rainbow Six: Siege review Also premiering this month is the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle, a $400 package that includes a 1TB Xbox One console and a copy of Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege . The package additionally bundles the Xbox 360 versions of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 , which are playable on the Xbox One via a recently introduced backward compatibility update. Rainbow Six Siege , released in December, is the latest entry in Ubisoft’s lon ...
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<i>Childhood's End</i> Syfy Mini-Series Is Watchable at Best
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Based on the 1953 sci-fi novel by Arthur C. Clarke, also known for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Syfy's Childhood's End is worth watching. Yet by choosing to leave out some Clarke elements, also left out some brilliance. Helmed by Nick Hurran and written by Matthew Graham, the three night six hour mini-series, or a tad over four hours without commercials, opens as a scene begins with astrophysicist Milo Rodricks (Osy Ikhile) on a post-apocalyptic Earth. He's speaking to a floating silver spherical device the size of a softball, recording both his image and words, as he speaks of being the last human being. Among the parting words, he says, "I got a favor to ask. Don't forget us. We may have many faults, but we don't deserve to be forgotten." Such is the opening of part one, titled, "The Overlords." All which gets your attention. Yet if one has read the book, like I have shortly after knowing about the mini-series debut, the scene gives away the goods way too early. The next scene goes ba ...
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Ubisoft delays The Division's beta into 2016, alpha coming this week to Xbox One
Yahoo News - about 1 year
The upcoming beta for Tom Clancy's The Division has been delayed to early 2016, but Xbox One pre-order customers are getting a consolation prize: a closed alpha that will go live this week, publisher Ubisoft announced today. The Division's beta was announced during E3 2015 as a timed Xbox One exclusive, scheduled to be available this fall on Microsoft's console and in early 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Ubisoft said today that The Division's beta won't be available until early 2016 on any platform.
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The Keys to Publishing Success Are in Your Hands
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Getting your book published is no longer a 'wait-and-hope' proposition. There are so many ways to get published today that no author has to go through the process of submitting a proposal (non-fiction) or a full manuscript (fiction) to literary agents and endure the agonizing wait to see if it's accepted by them and then wait some more for the agent to make a deal with a publisher. Publishing has undergone major changes, not all good. From a business perspective and in practical terms, the process a publisher faces in publishing a book by a new author is extensive and expensive. Publishing houses have staffers to read proposals and manuscripts, teams of editors, cover designers, book layout designers, printers, and distributors; all this is done with no certainty that the book will find its audience. They're hesitant to take a chance. Every new author poses a risk for a publishing house because there's no sure way to tell which books will sell well, hopefully making the best-sell ...
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Here are the video games you won’t want to miss this December
Yahoo News - about 1 year
While it’s been a year full of major titles, the video game release season for 2015 isn’t done just yet. Though there may not be a ton of big-name games launching this December there’s still plenty for fans to dive into. Take on two of the month’s biggest series with the return of tactical shooters like  Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege  and the massive playground of craziness available in the all new  Just Cause 3. Related : Here are the video games you won’t want to miss this November In this video avid gamer Joshua Smith breaks down all of the top games launching this December. Find out what’s new and when you can expect to cause explosion after explosion in these massive new titles. With plenty available for all Xbox, Playstation and PC fans this month you won’t want to miss out on a thing after watching this quick video.
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Has World War III Already Started?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
An atomic explosion At the height of the Cold War the possibility of a Third World War was a real and frightening possibility. Pentagon strategists gamed possible conflict scenarios and how they might evolve, think tanks opined on optimal force structures and strategic deployments. Novelists mined the topic for countless thrillers. Professional historians wrote "contra-factual histories" of how the war had played out and its ultimate consequences. With the end of the Cold War the prospect of a Third World War seemed to recede from the playbook of potential conflicts. Arm chair strategists speculated about possible U.S.-China conflicts or even a limited U.S.-Russian clash over Eastern Europe and the former Soviet States. The novelist Tom Clancy even postulated a Sino-Russian war that would see the U.S. intervene on behalf of Russia, Moscow joining NATO, and culminating in a rogue nuclear missile attack launched by Beijing against the United States. A bit farfetched given the c ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Clancy
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 65
    Clancy died on October 1, 2013, of an undisclosed illness, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, near his Baltimore home.
    More Details Hide Details He is survived by his wife, Alexandra; their daughter, Alexis; and four children from his marriage to Wanda King: Michelle Bandy, Christine Blocksidge, Kathleen Clancy, and Thomas Clancy III. The Chicago Tribune quoted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Hunter as saying, "When he published The Hunt for Red October, he redefined and expanded the genre and as a consequence of that, many people were able to publish such books who had previously been unable to do so." John D. Gresham, a co-author and researcher with Clancy on several books, attributed Clancy's death to heart problems: "Five or six years ago Tom suffered a heart attack and he went through bypass surgery. It wasn’t that he had another heart attack, heart just wore out."
    They remained together until Clancy's death in October 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Clancy's 80-acre estate, which was once a summer camp, is located in Calvert County, Maryland. It has a panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay. The stone mansion, which cost $2 million, has 24 rooms and features a shooting range in the basement. The property also features a World War II-era M4 Sherman tank, a Christmas gift from his first wife. Clancy also purchased a 17,000 square foot penthouse condominium in the Ritz-Carlton, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, for $16 million. Clancy and his wife combined four units to create the apartment.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 53
    This plot device bore strong similarities to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details In later years, Clancy associated himself with General Anthony Zinni, a critic of the George W. Bush administration; Clancy was also critical of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
    On September 11, 2001, Clancy was interviewed by Judy Woodruff on CNN.
    More Details Hide Details During the interview, he asserted "Islam does not permit suicide." 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 and criticized the news media's treatment of the United States Intelligence Community. Clancy appeared again on PBS's Charlie Rose, to discuss the implications of the day's events with Richard Holbrooke, New York Times journalist Judith Miller, and Senator John Edwards, among others. Clancy was interviewed on these shows because his book Debt of Honor (1994) included a scenario wherein a disgruntled Japanese airline pilot crashes a fueled Boeing 747 into the U.S. Capitol dome during an address by the President to a joint session of Congress, killing the President and most of Congress.
    A long-time holder of conservative and Republican views, Clancy dedicated books to American conservative political figures, most notably Ronald Reagan. A week after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, on The O'Reilly Factor, Clancy suggested that left-wing politicians in the United States were partly responsible for the attacks due to their "gutting" of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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  • 1999
    Age 51
    On June 26, 1999, Clancy married freelance journalist Alexandra Marie Llewellyn, whom he had met in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Llewellyn is the daughter of J. Bruce Llewellyn and a family friend of Colin Powell, who originally introduced the couple to each other.
  • 1998
    Age 50
    In 1998, he reached an agreement to purchase the Minnesota Vikings, but had to abandon the deal because of a divorce settlement cost.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, the French video game manufacturer Ubisoft purchased the use of Clancy's name for an undisclosed sum. It has been used in conjunction with video games and related products such as movies and books. Based on his interest in private spaceflight and his investment in the launch vehicle company Rotary Rocket, Clancy was interviewed in 2007 for the documentary film Orphans of Apollo (2008).
    Clancy followed this up with an agreement with Penguin's 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.
    More Details Hide Details The Op-Center universe has laid the ground for the series of books written by Jeff Rovin, which was in an agreement worth $22 million, bringing the total value of the package to $97 million. In 1993, Clancy joined a group of investors that included Peter Angelos, and bought the Baltimore Orioles from Eli Jacobs.
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 49
    Clancy filed for divorce in November 1997, which became final in January 1999.
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    By 1997, Penguin Putnam Inc. (part of Pearson Education) reportedly would pay Clancy $50 million for world rights to two new books and another $25 million to Red Storm Entertainment for a four-year book/multimedia deal.
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  • 1988
    Age 40
    By 1988, Clancy had earned $1.3 million for The Hunt for Red October and had signed a $3 million contract for his next three books.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 34
    Clancy's literary career began in 1982 when he started writing The Hunt for Red October, which in 1984 he sold for publishing to the Naval Institute Press for $5,000.
    More Details Hide Details The publisher was impressed with the work; Deborah Grosvenor, the Naval Institute Press editor who read through the book, said later that she convinced the publisher: "I think we have a potential best seller here, and if we don’t grab this thing, somebody else would." She believed Clancy had an "innate storytelling ability, and his characters had this very witty dialogue". The publisher requested Clancy to cut numerous technical details, amounting to about 100 pages. Clancy, who had wanted to sell 5,000 copies, ended up selling over 45,000. After publication, the book received praise from President Ronald Reagan, who called the work "the best yarn", subsequently boosting sales to 300,000 hardcover and 2 million paperback copies of the book, making it a national bestseller. The book was critically praised for its technical accuracy, which led to Clancy's meeting several high-ranking officers in the U.S. military.
  • 1980
    Age 32
    In 1980, he purchased the insurance agency from his wife's grandmother and wrote novels in his spare time.
    More Details Hide Details While working at the insurance agency, he wrote his debut novel, The Hunt for Red October (1984).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 25
    In 1973, he joined the O. F. Bowen Agency, a small insurance agency based in Owings, Maryland, founded by his wife's grandfather.
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  • 1969
    Age 21
    Clancy's first wife, Wanda Thomas King, was a nursing student who became an ophthalmologist. They married in 1969, separated briefly in 1995, and permanently separated in December 1996.
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    He then attended Loyola College (now Loyola University) in Baltimore, graduating in 1969 with a degree in English literature.
    More Details Hide Details While at university, he was president of the chess club. He joined the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps; however, he was ineligible to serve due to his nearsightedness, which required him to wear thick eyeglasses. After graduating, he worked for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 17
    His mother worked to send him to the private Catholic Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland, from which he graduated in 1965.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Clancy was born on April 12, 1947, at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in the Northwood neighborhood.
    More Details Hide Details He was the second of three children to Thomas Clancy, who worked for the United States Postal Service, and Catherine Clancy, who worked in a store's credit department.
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