Born in Baltimore, Md., Clancy rose to prominence as a writer with his Soviet-era novel "The Hunt for Red October." His thrillers were mainly concerned with espionage and military tactics during the Cold War.
The author penned 17 number 1 bestselling novels throughout his career. His latest book, the techno-thriller "Command Authority," is due to hit bookshelves on Dec. 3.
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