A Brief Look at Tom Clancy

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He wanted to join the Military but he couldn't. So in that case he became an author of Contemporary Literature, which lead him to his most famous piece of work, The Hunt for Red October. For this book Clancy won the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for literary achievement from the, Navy League of the United States. He always wrote in school and when he wanted to join the military to become a reporter. The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy’s most famous published novel still being his first.
Tom Clancy was born as Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. on April 12, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up as an only child in the cities Northwood neighborhood. His father, Thomas Leo Clancy Sr., had the job of a letter carrier for the post office; his mother (no name given) had a job in a local store in the credit area. From the time he was young he always loved to read, he had a deep interest in military history so he decided to write short stories about the military for English papers in his English classes. Clancy attended Loyola Blakefield, a Catholic, all-boys' school in Townson, Maryland, before enrolling at Loyola College in Baltimore, where he studied literature. After college he met his first wife Wanda Thomas King, a nursing student at the same college, they had four children. He wanted to join the United States Marine Corps but, sad to say he was unable to pass the required eye exam, Clancy had a thrive for the military throughout his…

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