Friday, September 21st, 2018

7 Trivia Facts You Did Not Know About Boomer Author Tom Clancy


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Tom Clancy, baby boomer, born April 12, 1947.

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 which he did not work on, but which bear his name for licensing and promotional purposes. His name is also a brand for similar movie scripts written by ghost writers and many series of non-fiction books on military subjects and merged biographies of key leaders.

1. Attempted to buy the Minnesota Vikings in the late 1990′s. Due to his on-going divorce, he did not have sufficient funds. The team was instead bought by Red McCombs.

2. Co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.

3. Reportedly is worth over USD $190 million.

Sold his videogame company, Red Storm Entertainment, for $45 million.

5. A woman in Washington, DC, read his novel “The Hunt For Red October” when it was first published by the Naval Press Institute in the 1980s, and loved it so much that she gave a copy to all her friends. One of those friends was President Ronald Reagan, who stepped off Marine One with the book tucked under his arm. A reporter saw the book and asked Reagan, “What are you reading?” Reagan then held up the book so everybody could see the cover and replied, “It’s a really a good yarn.” After Reagan’s compliment, Tom Clancy’s first novel became a best seller.

6. He was an insurance salesman before becoming a full time author of military fiction and non-fiction. (He has never had any military or government experience)

Dreamed of serving in the US military ever since he was a young boy. However, he failed to continue ROTC in college because he couldn’t pass the required eye exam, crushing his hopes of ever serving in the army.

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