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The Jack Ryan Agenda

Policy and Politics in the Novels of Tom Clancy: An Unauthorized Analysis

William Terdoslavich

Forge Books

What impact did Red Storm Rising have on Ronald Reagan's policy for dealing with the Soviet Union? Was A Clear and Present Danger a trial balloon for the administration's international war on drugs? Did the climax of Debt of Honor foreshadow the actual terrorist plans for 9/11?… And how did Jack Ryan, a lowly analyst, wind up becoming the President of the United States? Was it wishful thinking or a choreographed roadmap for the time when the defense of America was placed firmly in the hands of backroom strategists?
The Jack Ryan Agenda places each of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels ( from his bestselling debut The Hunt for the Red October to his latest The Teeth of the Tiger) within the historical context of the U.S./International situation at the time each book was published.
The Clinton years are examined as well; during this time, Clancy occasionally embraced a "by any means necessary" modus operandi that included Special Forces assassins taking on rogue environmentalists.

Turning to film, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores how the movie versions differ from the Clancy's canon--and notes the author's displeasure with the way Hollywood liberals took liberties with his story lines.

In the bestselling tradition of The Magic of Harry Potter, The Biology of Star Trek, and The Science of Superman, The Jack Ryan Agenda explores this brand name dynamo's work in the context of the real world where patriot games are a clear and present danger and the sum of all fears are executive orders without remorse.

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ONEMeet Jack RyanSo who is Jack Ryan?Ryan was born as the figment of Tom Clancy's imagination as the underestimated good guy who must always triumph over adversity. He can do whatever the author wants him to do. Ryan can prove any point, get the last word in, and make the right decision when the time to act is nigh.And Ryan, as a result, suffers from the same problem affecting all fictional heroes ... each daring deed must be outdone in the next book. By the time the reader gets to the fifth or tenth installment, the hero begins to look unbelievably superhuman.If Jack Ryan
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"Terdoslavich brings to the table...a sophisticated knowledge of the actual political, diplomatic, and military backgrounds against which Clancy works."

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  • William Terdoslavich

  • William Terdoslavich is a free-lance writer living in Jackson Heights with an advanced degree in political science. In addition to his Civil War quiz book, he has contributed articles to History in Dispute, Alternate Gettysbergs, and the upcoming Beyond Shock and Awe.
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Policy and Politics in the Novels of Tom Clancy: An Unauthorized Analysis

William Terdoslavich

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