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Tom Clancy never flunked English at Loyola
The Catholic Review ^
| Oct. 7, 2013
| George P. Matysek Jr.
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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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; clancy; novels; religion; spy; writing
From the movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence" and supposedly added by its director, John Ford;
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."
posted on 10/09/2013 7:57:11 AM PDT
(To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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.
posted on 10/09/2013 8:07:44 AM PDT
posted on 10/09/2013 8:10:02 AM PDT
I had the good fortune to study English Lit at Loyola in the early 70's. Carol "Sue" Abromaitis is an excellent teacher with a steel-trap mind, compendious knowledge of her subject matter and a staunchly Conservative worldview. I'm amazed that she's still in the saddle forty years later.
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posted on 10/09/2013 8:36:28 AM PDT
(HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
Maybe he failed Engrish?
posted on 10/09/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT
(What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
Somebody set up us the bomb.
posted on 10/09/2013 9:38:32 AM PDT
(BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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.
posted on 10/09/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT
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