The Hunt for Tom Clancy

Matt Farwell
Explaining how the world we live in came to be through the work of a dead novelist who was also an Honorary Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London.
Created 18 May 2021
  • Executive Orders
    01 Apr 2022 3 0
    U.S. President Clinton walks with U.S. Air Force pilots Major Rick Rodgers (R) and Major Mike Oulette (L) in front of a B-2 Stealth bomber during a visit to Whiteman Air Force Base June 11. Clinton tr...
  • Debt of Honor
    27 Feb 2022 5 4
    Spoiler Alert: Tom Clancy’s climax in Debt of Honor, which was at the top of 1994’s New York Times bestseller list, predicted the September 11th attacks a good seven years before the 19 hijackers took...
  • lessons learned
    16 Feb 2022 6 8
    Photo Credit: Elsa Givan - we were off to see if we could talk to Mike Flynn at the Flynn Intelligence Group and came across a toilet on the cobblestones in Georgetown. A cropped version of this photo...
  • Without Remorse
    30 Jan 2022 6 0
    Navy SEAL during Vietnam ("The Men With Green Faces" Navy SEAL Museum) I was in Lawton, Oklahoma, the place where Geronimo died. I was looking for parking outside an estate sale in a hardwood tree-lin...
  • Eclipse - A Non Tom Clancy Adventure
    29 Dec 2021 5 5
    This piece was originally published in Playboy as In the Path of the Totality: Notes of a Veteran Chasing the Eclipse on September 1, 2017 but now it’s no longer on the internet so I put it on my subs...
  • The Sum of All Fears
    28 Dec 2021 6 0
    Tom Clancy’s nuclear terrorism novel, The Sum of All Fears, came out on August 14, 1991. This was six months after President George H W Bush declared a ceasefire in late February, putting an end to Op...
  • Clear and Present Danger
    11 Nov 2021 7 6
    Welcome to a special Veteran’s Day edition of The Hunt for Tom Clancy, which will be the exact same as every other edition of The Hunt for Tom Clancy, except that you’ll all know that I ate free IHOP ...
  • Patriot Games
    15 Oct 2021 7 0
    Tom Clancy’s third novel Patriot Games was number one on the New York Times best-seller list when it dropped on August 2, 1987. It would sell 1,063,000 hardcover copies in the first year of publicatio...
  • The Cardinal of the Kremlin
    07 Sep 2021 8 2
    In early October, 1985 FBI agents in Tucson Arizona were desperate to find actor Lee Marvin, star of The Dirty Dozen and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. The FBI knew that on September 22, 1985, Marv...
  • Red Storm Rising
    09 Aug 2021 11 17
    "More than anything else, I'm a technology freak," Tom Clancy told Publisher's Weekly in 1986, shortly before his novel Red Storm Rising came out. "And the best stuff is in the military." This include...
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