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Tom ClavinTom Clavin was born in the Bronx and grew up on Long Island. After studies at Suffolk County Community College, University of Southern California, SUNY Albany, and SUNY Stony Brook, he finally got out with Bachelorís and Masterís Degrees in English and Literature.

In the newspaper business, Tom was a reporter for The New York Times, served as managing editor at The East Hampton Star, was the editor-in-chief of The Independent group of weekly newspapers, and was a columnist and contributing writer at the Express News Group on eastern Long Island. He wrote for several prominent magazines on a variety of topics, including Menís Journal, Smithsonian, Parade, Readerís Digest, Golf, Cosmopolitan, and Manhattan. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association.

Four of his books have been New York Times best sellers: Dodge City, The Heart of Everything That Is, Halseyís Typhoon, and The Last Stand of Fox Company. Other recent titles that have received popular and critical acclaim include The DiMaggios, Lucky 666, Last Men Out, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, Being Ted Williams, and Reckless. The trade paperback edition of Valley Forge, co-authored with Bob Drury and published by Simon and Schuster, was released in November 2019, and the trade paperback edition of Wild Bill was published by St. Martinís Press in February 2019. Co-authored with Phil Keith and published in hardcover by Hanover Square Press last November was All Blood Runs Red. And this past April -- to much acclaim! -- St. Martin's Press published Tombstone, which completes the "Frontier Lawmen" trilogy.

Tom is a full-time resident of Sag Harbor.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2020 NY: St. Martins First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Tom Clavin Bibliography


  • The Ryder Cup: Golf's Greatest Event - 1999 (with Bob Bubka)
  • Dark Noon - 2005
  • Sir Walter: The Flamboyant Life Of Walter Hagen - 2005
  • Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue - 2007 (with Bob Drury)
  • The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat - 2008 (with Bob Drury)
  • That Old Black Magic: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas - 2010
  • Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero - 2010 (with Danny Peary)
  • One for the Ages: Jack Nicklaus and the 1986 Masters - 2011
  • Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam - 2011 (with Bob Drury)
  • Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend - 2012 (with Danny Peary)
  • The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream - 2013
  • The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend - 2013 (with Bob Drury)
  • Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero - 2014
  • Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission - 2016 (with Bob Drury)
  • The Heart of Everything That Is: Young Readers Edition - 2017 (with Bob Drury)
  • Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West - 2017
  • Valley Forge - 2018 (with Bob Drury)
  • Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter - 2019
  • All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy - 2019 (with Phil Keith)
  • Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell - 2020

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