Tom Clancy's first novel was The hunt for red October. It was published by a publishing company who only published non-fiction at the time. Right off the bat that first novel sold about 45,000 copies, but when former President Ronald Reagan mentioned how much he liked the book it zoomed up to over 300,000 copies.
Tom Clancy had 17 best sellers. A 100,000 copies of his book are in print.
Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore ,Maryland. Incidentally, that was where I lived up until the age of 13. He was also part owner of the Baltimore Orioles.
I think it's safe to say that Mr. Tom Clancy will be remembered for many years to come.