Skip to comments.Tom Clancy never flunked English at Loyola
Posted on 10/09/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT by MDJohnPaul
It certainly makes for a good story: a scrappy kid from Baltimore flunks out of an English class at what is now Loyola University Maryland only to become an international bestselling author.
The problem is that the oft-told tale concerning Tom Clancy is just as fictitious as Jack Ryan.
It was an urban legend that just wouldnt die, said Carol Abromaitis, the English professor accused of giving Clancy an F in her class.
For decades, Abromaitis urged English majors to let others know the truth. Her efforts bore little fruit.
One major said to me, Of course not. It makes us look smart, Abromaitis remembered with a laugh...
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Ransom Stoddard: "You're not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?"
Maxwell Scott: "No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
Once upon a time, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the onetime director of WHO who spittle-sprayingly accused Ronald Reagan of being a “failed actor” was more known for running, screaming profanity, out of a high school exam having been caught cheating.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Somebody set up us the bomb.
Everyone’s flunking the publication of Clancy’s cause of death. It’s so well concealed, I’m beginning to suspect something awful, like suicide. Or death by drugs or alcohol.
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