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September 22, 1988 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some authors should be abridged. Tom Clancy is one of them. If you've been tempted by his latest, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, but been put off by the number of pages (all 504 of them), pick up the abridged recording (Simon & Schuster, $14.95) and put this cheap thrill in its proper place in time - three hours. The cassette version dispenses with all that high-tech gibberish and leaves a pleasantly padded skeleton of the plot. The Cardinal, whose abridgment was approved by Clancy, is ably narrated by David Ogden Stiers (Major Winchester in M A S H)
BUSINESS
October 29, 1998 | By Dennis McCauley, FOR THE INQUIRER
As I stealthily entered the bullet-riddled hacienda of a South American drug lord, I wondered what had become of my team. The raid wasn't coming off with quite the precision we had planned for. In fact, it was going rather badly. As a thug with an assault rifle popped out of a doorway, I squeezed off a burst from my M-16 and wondered whether this would be my last mission. It wouldn't. Not by a long stretch. In fact I found myself conducting commando raids for hours on end. When I died, I always got a chance at another mission.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
THE WIDOW of Tom Clancy , the mega-best-selling author who died yesterday at age 66, has roots in Philly. Alexandra Marie Llewellyn , who went by Alexandra Clancy after she married the thriller author in 1999, is the daughter of former Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Philadelphia CEO J. Bruce Llewellyn , who died in 2010 with an estimated $160 million in the bank. Llewellyn led a group that bought the company that included Bill Cosby and Julius Erving . Man, I bet those were fun board meetings.
SPORTS
February 4, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES Inquirer staff writer Tim Panaccio contributed to this article
If the NFL approves, novelist Tom Clancy, already a minority owner of baseball's Baltimore Orioles, will become the new lead owner of football's Minnesota Vikings. "I just got a call that my bid has been accepted and I have bought the Minnesota Vikings," Clancy said yesterday from his home in Baltimore. Clancy, 50, the author of such military thrillers as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger, said he intended to keep the team in Minnesota. He has an undisclosed number of limited partners and would not say how much they had bid. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the bid was $206 million, a National Football League record.
NEWS
August 3, 1994 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
In my opinion, Tom Clancy deserves most of the credit for world peace. In his million-selling techno-thrillers, Clancy (using as much official jargon as possible) describes all sorts of complicated and deadly military hardware. Then he creates convenient, fictional targets, and allows the reader to vicariously and righteously enjoy the detonation of things like guided cellulose-encased missiles. The reader gets to see Uncle Sam and good old American know-how kick international butt, and nobody gets hurt.
NEWS
July 17, 2011
By Tom Clancy, with Peter Telep Putnam. 756 pp. $28.95 Reviewed by Nick Owchar The big news for the Tom Clancy brotherhood was the return of the Jack Ryans, father and son, last December in Dead or Alive - until then, the Ryan saga hadn't made an appearance since 2003's The Teeth of the Tiger . It was easy to assume that, with a seven-year gap, Clancy was just slowing down. That assumption is wrong. Another thriller, Against All Enemies , landed in June and is chock-full of espionage and treachery and rivaled only by the Yellow Pages in size.
SPORTS
March 20, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The NFL cleared the way for novelist Tom Clancy to buy the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. In an 18-page opinion, commissioner Paul Tagliabue ruled that the current team president, Roger Headrick, did not have a prior right to purchase the team. Headrick's bid of $185 million was second to Clancy's bid of more than $200 million. To be completed, the sale must be approved by 23 of the 30 NFL owners. Elsewhere: One day after Carolina lost safety Chad Cota to the New Orleans Saints through free agency, the Panthers signed Brent Alexander, an unrestricted free agent from Arizona.
NEWS
August 12, 1994 | by Bill Bell, New York Daily News
The Cold War is over for everybody but Tom Clancy and Paramount Pictures, and unless somebody arranges a truce, Jack Ryan may never appear on screen again. Ryan, the high-tech, gung-ho hero of seven Clancy novels, makes his third movie appearance in "Clear and Present Danger," which was last weekend's top movie. Paramount is anxious to hear what Clancy thinks. For now, says one source, relations between Clancy and Paramount are on hold. Make that on ice. Clancy reportedly wants more creative input and a piece of the box office action.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | By Charles Pukanecz, Special to The Inquirer
He has gone from insurance salesman to intelligence consultant, and the freedom that allowed him to do that is at the root of his philosophy. Tom Clancy, author of The Hunt for Red October and other Cold War novels, says that the world over, people are turning to democracy because it's "the way God wanted us to live. " Speaking to more than 1,000 people at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown Township on Friday, Clancy touched on an array of international issues and the rapidly changing state of the world.
NEWS
October 24, 1993 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In his latest thriller, Without Remorse, Tom Clancy takes all the elements that espionage aficionados love and expect and goes them one better. (Well, this isn't quite espionage, but it still has all the elements.) There's the war-hardened hero, John Kelly, featured in earlier Clancy tales and now further emotionally numbed by the death of his young wife. To make matters worse, she was pregnant with their first child. Then you get the glimmerings of early love when a new woman - vilely used and abused - comes onto the scene.
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February 15, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
So you wake to discover that Comcast Corp. is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion and think: Whoa, how can I get a piece of that action? Well, you can still jump in, albeit a bit late and at a risk, and possibly see some benefit from investing in either company, according to analysts. Of course, it is best if you already had some skin in the game, owning stock in either company, but especially Time Warner Cable. "Let's start with the obvious here: The big winner is Time Warner Cable," wrote analyst Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson in a report to investors.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
THE WIDOW of Tom Clancy , the mega-best-selling author who died yesterday at age 66, has roots in Philly. Alexandra Marie Llewellyn , who went by Alexandra Clancy after she married the thriller author in 1999, is the daughter of former Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Philadelphia CEO J. Bruce Llewellyn , who died in 2010 with an estimated $160 million in the bank. Llewellyn led a group that bought the company that included Bill Cosby and Julius Erving . Man, I bet those were fun board meetings.
NEWS
July 17, 2011
By Tom Clancy, with Peter Telep Putnam. 756 pp. $28.95 Reviewed by Nick Owchar The big news for the Tom Clancy brotherhood was the return of the Jack Ryans, father and son, last December in Dead or Alive - until then, the Ryan saga hadn't made an appearance since 2003's The Teeth of the Tiger . It was easy to assume that, with a seven-year gap, Clancy was just slowing down. That assumption is wrong. Another thriller, Against All Enemies , landed in June and is chock-full of espionage and treachery and rivaled only by the Yellow Pages in size.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2004 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IT'S ONE THING for Hollywood liberals to criticize the war in Iraq, but Tom Clancy? The best-selling author with a penchant for military hardware and strategy spoke to the Associated Press Monday about his latest book, "Battle Ready," a collaboration with another war critic, Retired Marine Gen. Anthony C. Zinni. "Battle Ready" looks at Zinni's long military career, dating back to the Vietnam War, and includes harsh remarks by Zinni about the current conflict. Although Clancy has been reluctant to criticize the war, he did say it lacked a "casus belli," or suitable provocation.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2002 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In The Sum of All Fears, members of a European neo-Fascist cell steal a nuclear warhead, drop it on the Super Bowl, and make it look as if Russia did it. And the only soul who can save Earth from World War III is Ben Affleck. Stop the movie, we want to get off. When it was originally published in 1991, Tom Clancy's cautionary tale imagining an America ill-prepared for terrorist attack was a work of escapist fiction. Released less than a year after Sept. 11 (although filmed before)
NEWS
September 27, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "If I kept 100 racehorses, would anyone think I was crazy? Not that I'm comparing children to racehorses. " - Mia Farrow, on having to defend her family of 14, in the New York Times You don't have to star in "Friends" to make a million bucks. And you don't have to be Richard Hatch to write a book. But you do have to be Tom Clancy to make $45 million for two books. The best-selling author is close to signing a deal with Penguin/Putnam Inc. that could bring Clancy the phenomenal payday - a personal record - to publish his next two works in the United States and Canada.
NEWS
March 26, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Author Tom Clancy has given his ex-wife half of his interest in the Baltimore Orioles as part of their divorce agreement. Clancy, who penned such military thrillers as The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games, and ex-wife Wanda each now own about 12 percent of the team. Clancy was part of an investment group that paid $173 million for the Orioles in 1993. He and his ex-wife are the second-biggest shareholders in the team, behind lawyer Peter Angelos. Wanda Clancy's attorney, Sheila K. Sachs, said her client was always the baseball fan in the Clancy household.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1998 | By Dennis McCauley, FOR THE INQUIRER
As I stealthily entered the bullet-riddled hacienda of a South American drug lord, I wondered what had become of my team. The raid wasn't coming off with quite the precision we had planned for. In fact, it was going rather badly. As a thug with an assault rifle popped out of a doorway, I squeezed off a burst from my M-16 and wondered whether this would be my last mission. It wouldn't. Not by a long stretch. In fact I found myself conducting commando raids for hours on end. When I died, I always got a chance at another mission.
SPORTS
May 20, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Best-selling author Tom Clancy is withdrawing from a deal to purchase the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported last night. Clancy intends to advise the NFL of his decision this morning in a letter to NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, the newspaper said. The bid to buy the team was believed to be all but dead on Monday when Clancy and his advisers failed to make a scheduled presentation to the NFL's finance committee. Jim Jundt, one of the Vikings' 10 principal owners, has said the deal would be off if Clancy were not the majority owner.
SPORTS
May 15, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander wants to help novelist Tom Clancy buy the Minnesota Vikings. The proposed deal includes a contingency for Alexander to acquire the team and move it to Houston should Clancy ever sell it. Alexander would prefer the NFL not return to Houston until after he gets a new arena for his basketball team. Clancy heads a group of investors hoping to buy the Vikings for $200 million. But the writer's messy divorce scheduled for a 1999 court date has clouded the purchase and he might not be able to provide his $60 million stake.
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