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Old October 2nd, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Tom Clancy - R.I.P.

Probably safe to assume that many here grew up with reading and enjoying his novels. The Hunt for Red October remains one of my favorites.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 01:32 PM
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I saw that earlier today - it must have come out of nowhere considering NYTimes only had a short 3 paragraph obit ready. My oldest brother was/is a big fan of his, and with that I got to read a few of them second-hand. Great author. From what I read, The Hunt for Red October was his first published work, and was paid only $5k for that book! Amazing.
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"Without Remorse" is my all-time favorite. Read it twice.
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Without Remorse was one of the good ones, sadly I would say at the tail end of the line in terms of what was his writing vs ghost written.

Red Storm Rising is my personal favorite. There was so much in that which was so close to being real it was, and still is, scary.
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We used to fish on the Chesapeake below his place up on the cliff. When we were about a 1/2 mile off the shore you could see him playing out in his yard driving an old sherman tank around.
Dude was a lack luster realtor in Annapolis who got into researching @ library of Congress. That's reputedly where he derived the detail for his first book. Great American rags to riches story.
Agree with Ray on Red Storm Rising- really liked that one.
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"Without Remorse" is my favorite too.

I met him in 1990 when he came thru Germany on a USO tour. I was on MC-130E Combat Talons with the 7th SOS at the time. We took him on an in-flight refueling mission (receiving from a KC-135) and a low-level route thru the Alps in appreciation of his inclusion of a HC-130P Combat King in his latest book, "Clear and Present Danger". He came across as very arrogant and refused to sign books for anyone but the crew he flew with.
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I don't know how many of his books I have read. A great story teller.
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