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Report: Tom Clancy Dead
NY Times via Twitter, Breaking News ^ | 10/2/2013 | Breaking News Twitter Feed

Posted on 10/02/2013 7:26:09 AM PDT by alancarp

Report: Bestselling author Tom Clancy died in a hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday, his publisher confirms to @nytimes - @juliebosman— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) October 2, 2013



TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: conservatives; obituary; tomclancy
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1 posted on 10/02/2013 7:26:09 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: alancarp

Oh, no!


2 posted on 10/02/2013 7:28:39 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: alancarp

RIP Tom


3 posted on 10/02/2013 7:30:52 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: alancarp

RIP TOM..wow interesting that he died during a political upheavel.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 7:31:39 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: alancarp

‘Tis always sad to lose talent.


5 posted on 10/02/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: alancarp

RIP Mr Clancy.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 7:32:04 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: clintonh8r

I’ve read every book Tom has written.

RIP Tom, you provided many entertaining hours for your readers.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 7:32:23 AM PDT by airdalechief
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To: alancarp

Can’t stomach Obamacare.

But seriously, RIP.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 7:32:38 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: alancarp

He’s responsible for most of the last several books I’ve read. Lots of hours turning pages - unable to put them down.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 7:32:49 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: alancarp

RIP


10 posted on 10/02/2013 7:33:25 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: alancarp

He’s written some of the best novels of all time.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: alancarp

A great loss to the writing community. RIP


12 posted on 10/02/2013 7:34:26 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: alancarp

I believe he and Rush were friends.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 7:34:40 AM PDT by surrey
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To: alancarp

I remember reading Red Storm Rising and then The Hunt for Red October. Excellent well thought out plots.

He will be missed in the literary world.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 7:34:43 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: alancarp

RIP, neighbor


15 posted on 10/02/2013 7:34:58 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: alancarp

I read his “Hunt for Red October” book when I was going through Sonar “A” School, way back in 1985. Ronald Reagan spoke very highly of the book, and many in the intelligence community raised their eyebrows. Mr. Clancy was well-connected in the military community, and his stories will be missed.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 7:38:53 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: clintonh8r

John Clark weeps.


17 posted on 10/02/2013 7:40:54 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: alancarp
Hunt for Red October, Executive Orders, and The Bear & the Dragon were three of my favorite books.

RIP Mr. Clancy...ya done good.

18 posted on 10/02/2013 7:40:59 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: ealgeone

I heard that after Red Storm Rising that it was adopted by the War College as that was a scenario that they had not thought of.

Thank you Mr. Clancy for Jack Ryan, John Clark, Ding Chavez and all of your great characters, stories, and villains!


19 posted on 10/02/2013 7:41:31 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: alancarp

RIP

Sorry to hear this. 1st class writer & human being.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 7:42:47 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: alancarp

I was out in the garden Monday and he just popped in my head for some reason. I was thinking of how good his books were and most of the movies made from them. Wow.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 7:46:13 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: shotgun

I’m sure Sergei Golovko is somewhere sipping a vodka with a tear running down his cheek.


22 posted on 10/02/2013 7:46:26 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: alancarp
TC was a great writer, a patriot who loved America, its values, its greatness and its military.

Thank you for the masterful stories and exceptional characters you have given us over these many years. Sir, you will be truly missed.

"Atention"..... taps.... "Parade rest".... "Dismissed".

23 posted on 10/02/2013 7:47:16 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Deliver us from this evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: wordsofearnest
I read someplace that he wouldn't sell the movies rights after politically correct Hollywood changed the Muslim terrorists in "Clear and Present Danger" to some supposed neo-Nazi cabal.

And he couldn't have been happy with the choices for 2 of the 3 Jack Ryans....Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin..

24 posted on 10/02/2013 7:47:20 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: ealgeone
He will be missed in the literary world.

Readers will miss Clancy; the "literary world" will not.

Clancy, you see, was a "conservative", a "militarist", a "wild-eyed right winger". Not to mention, a "wealthy capitalist pig".

The "literary world" was happy to see him go. His readers, however, will miss him dearly...

25 posted on 10/02/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Lou L; All

Spent many a “mid-watch” in CIC (when I was in the Fleet) figuring out how he was able to skirt the edge of classified procedures and technology, to write such entertaining novels back in the day...

We would discuss, along with some of the watch officers if we were put in the same situations, how would we respond...Our C.O. even got into it...

Tom Clancey’s input, and involvement with our armed services was a major moral booster, knowing we weren’t just perceived as going out making mud patties...

He will be missed...

Fair winds, and following seas sir!

We’ll see you on the flip side...


26 posted on 10/02/2013 7:52:21 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: HiJinx; ASA Vet; Progov; Seizethecarp; darkwing104; 2ndDivisionVet; LonePalm; Travis McGee
DAMN.
27 posted on 10/02/2013 7:52:56 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: alancarp

First Vince Flynn now Clancy. Writing thrillers must be hard on a guy. RIP sir.


28 posted on 10/02/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ken5050

The problem is, Clancy wrote his books for Americans.

However, Hollywood makes movies for a global audience.


29 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: alancarp
Holy cow!!! I loved Tom's early work. Over the years they got to where I didn't like them, but loved his early work. Red Storm Rising, Rainbow Six, Red Rabbit were my favs. Gonna miss you Tom. You supported the Troops and for that I thank you. I love W.E.B. Griffin also. He is in his 80s and not much longer to write. Brad Thor has become my favorite new author.
30 posted on 10/02/2013 7:55:35 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Perdogg

Putin vengeance??


31 posted on 10/02/2013 7:56:06 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: alancarp

First Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp and now Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan-John Clark-Max Moore. That leaves us Brad Thor/Scott Harvath. A sad year indeed. God speed Mr. Clancy. You will be sorely missed.


32 posted on 10/02/2013 7:56:06 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: alancarp

Loved “Red Rabbit”. His books are the best in my Kindle and go with me everywhere.


33 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:08 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: alancarp

RIP


34 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:18 AM PDT by matt04
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To: stevie_d_64
Spent many a “mid-watch” in CIC (when I was in the Fleet) figuring out how he was able to skirt the edge of classified procedures and technology, to write such entertaining novels back in the day...

Clancy said that he was able to construct his scenarios from publicly available information, and the rest was conjecture. His accuracy made many uncomfortable, but they should really have been thinking that our enemies could have drawn the same conclusions.

When asked what would he would do if he were given classified information, Clancy said he would call the FBI.

35 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:18 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: ken5050
I read someplace that he wouldn't sell the movies rights after politically correct Hollywood changed the Muslim terrorists in "Clear and Present Danger" to some supposed neo-Nazi cabal.

That wasn't Clear and Present Danger. It was The Sum of All Fears.

36 posted on 10/02/2013 8:02:58 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: okie01; ken5050

Both of you are right on in your comments.

Clancy represented a world where Socialism was anathema. Therefore he had to be re-educated.


37 posted on 10/02/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: ken5050
Hollywood changed the Muslim terrorists in "Clear and Present Danger" to some supposed neo-Nazi cabal.

i don't recall any muzzies OR neo-nazis in CPD ... the bad guys were the columbian drug cartel

38 posted on 10/02/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: alancarp

Incredible writer. When “Red Storm Rising” came out, I was in college. I remember I started reading it on my dorm bed at 9:30am and could not stop. When I finally stopped from hunger I looked at the clock. It was 4:15, and I had missed two classes. Simply mesmerizing, at the height of the Cold War. RIP, Mr. Clancy.


39 posted on 10/02/2013 8:07:56 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: TheRightGuy

See post #36


40 posted on 10/02/2013 8:09:40 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: justlurking

You are absolutely correct in that...

He was eventually given access to some information to give him the ability to clarify, and make more accurate the “outcome” of certain story plots...Not exactly divulging clasified capabilities or procedures, but he was one of the few literary folks to be trusted to NOT give away too much that would jeopardize our armed forces...

That is why a lot of us in Operations, and other tactical jobs appreciated the “edge” he put into his writings...We could relate to the folks he put into those stories, and the situations they were placed in...So in the end it all worked out, and most of all...

We were aways entertained...


41 posted on 10/02/2013 8:11:30 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: alancarp

“Without Remorse” is in my all-time top three.


42 posted on 10/02/2013 8:12:40 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: justlurking

Yep, I remember that...I figured he wasn’t all onboard with that re-write, but hey, he didn’t write the screenplay...And that was a production decision, simply based upon his un-willingness to compramise his novels’ underlying theme...

If there ever was a chance that some of Matt Brakens’ novels ever got a look at by some production group, I am sure that they would be drastically altered to not offend a certain demographic or other concerns they might have...

Something Matt would most likely not sign off on as well...But hey, money is money...hehehe, and I never would fault someone for wanting to make some money these days...

Just my opinion...


43 posted on 10/02/2013 8:16:20 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: alancarp
"He’s responsible for most of the last several books I’ve read. Lots of hours turning pages - unable to put them down."

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I called work and told them I was sick that day - just so I could finish the Clancy book I was reading at the time.

RIP Tom Clancy

44 posted on 10/02/2013 8:18:18 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: alancarp

“Give me a ping Vasili, one ping only please...”


45 posted on 10/02/2013 8:18:22 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: alancarp
Rest in peace Mr. Clancy. Lots of heartpounding fun reading his books. Hunt for Red Oktober being one of my all time favorites. The movie came out quite well too.

"This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it." --- Admiral Josh Painter - (Fred Dalton Thompson) Hunt for Red October - 1990

46 posted on 10/02/2013 8:20:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Ramius

Captain Ramius: “... and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home.” Christopher Columbus.


47 posted on 10/02/2013 8:20:53 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

!GNIP


48 posted on 10/02/2013 8:21:28 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: alancarp

Rest in peace, Mr. Clancy.


49 posted on 10/02/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: alancarp

RIP! Tom Clancy was for years my favorite contemporary author. Still in the Top 3.


50 posted on 10/02/2013 8:29:03 AM PDT by pgkdan
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