Tom Clavin
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Tom Clavin

TOM CLAVIN is a bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times covering entertainment, sports, and the environment. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association, and two of his books were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his books have been New York Times best sellers, The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey's Typhoon. Other books that have received popular and critical acclaim include The DiMaggios, Last Men Out, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, The Last Stand of Fox Company, and his most recent book, Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero. Tom was born in the Bronx. His first professional job was as a publicist and proofreader for Sterling Publishing, which at the time produced annual editions of The Guinness Book of World Records. He began freelance writing and editing in 1980, and moved to Sag Harbor, NY two years later. Tom still lives there, and his two children, Kathryn and Brendan, were born and raised in Sag Harbor. His career has included working in the newspaper game on eastern Long Island - 15 years as a roving writer for The New York Times, managing editor of The East Hampton Star, editor-in-chief of the Independent chain of weeklies, and writing arts features and the "Farther East" column for the Press News Group. Gradually, writing nonfiction books became his full-time occupation. His next two books, to be published in 2016, is one on Old 666, the B-17 bomber that had the most decorated crew of World War II, and Reach for the Sky: The Dodge City Days of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.

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Best Sellers

    • The Last Stand of Fox Company

    • A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat
    • By: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457

    The Last Stand of Fox Company is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding story, poor narration

    • By Stephen on 03-05-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wild Bill

    • The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when Jack McCall famously put a bullet through his head during a card game. Best-selling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of Western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly exciting & informative!

    • By Robert Lowe on 03-01-19
    • The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 90 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dodge City

    • Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Real Life Story of Dodge City

    • By Jean on 03-26-17
    • Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 571 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Heart of Everything That Is

    • The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
    • By: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632

    The great Oglala Sioux chief Red Cloud was the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the American government to sue for peace in a conflict named for him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't put it down!

    • By Rick on 12-24-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Valley Forge

    • By: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 101

    Bob Drury and Tom Clavin return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history - the inspiring, pause-resisting account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving story about saving the Revolution

    • By 🔧Eugene on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lucky 666

    • The Impossible Mission
    • By: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    The dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943 and engage in the longest dogfight in history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good picture of the WWII air war in the Pacific

    • By Joshua on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Halsey's Typhoon

    • By: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    December 1944. General MacArthur has vowed to return to the Philippines with the help of the Pacific Fleet. But at the height of the invasion, the ships are blindsided by a typhoon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Weather and Naval History Masterpiece

    • By M. Taussig on 02-17-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Reckless

    • The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    From the racetracks of Seoul to the battlegrounds of the Korean War, Reckless was a horse whose strength, tenacity, and relentless spirit made her a hero among a regiment of US Marines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hero's are not always people!

    • By ggvan on 11-07-14
    • The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 08-05-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Gil Hodges

    • The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend
    • By: Tom Clavin, Danny Peary
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Due to his achievements as a player and manager, as well as his sterling character, Gil Hodges deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more than any other player.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Ballplayer, Good Man, Good Book

    • By R. R. Costas Jr. on 10-29-18
    • The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend
    • By: Tom Clavin, Danny Peary
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 12-21-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • That Old Black Magic

    • Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Michael Mish
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In 1948, New Orleans veteran trumpeter and singer Louis Prima stumbled into a young girl named Keely Smith....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great surprise!

    • By Nurture Learners and Able Observers on 02-14-12

    Regular price: $19.95

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