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Author Tom Clancy Dies At 66

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NBCNEWS.COM - Tom Clancy, prolific author of military thrillers that turned into box office gold with movies such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Clear and Present Danger," has died at the age of 66, his publisher confirmed Wednesday morning. 

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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