Tom Clancy

October 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm (books, Remembrance)

The original cover, one I remember vividly

The original cover, one I remember vividly

No one could be immersed in the world of popular fiction in 1984 and not be impressed by Tom Clancy’s sensational entry into the field. With The Hunt for Red October, he virtually invented the subgenre of techno-thriller.

At that time, I had been working at the library for only two years, and I well remember the heavy demand for that title. Our patrons were especially intrigued by the fact that Clancy was something of a local celebrity, hailing as he did from Calvert County in Southern Maryland.

19691  Here are two articles from the Washington Post about Mr. Clancy, one by Emily Langer and the other by Dennis Drabelle.

Tom Clancy  April 12, 1974-October 1, 2013

Tom Clancy: April 12, 1974-October 1, 2013

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