The Wit and Wisdom of Tom Clancy

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“Life is about learning …”

Clancy went on to write seventeen #1 bestsellers in all, several of which also went on to become classic films. The author died in October 2013, unexpectedly in his hometown of Baltimore after a short illness. He was 66. In an interview with Charlie Rose back in 1996, Clancy described his seemingly fool-proof method of composition: “The book really does acquire a life of its own, and the characters acquire a life of their own. And I write the way I do because I think it makes me more spontaneous.”

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