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TOM 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 earned Bachelor’s and Master’s 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 Long Island. He wrote for several prominent magazines on a variety of topics, including Men’s Journal, Smithsonian, Parade, Reader’s 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, Halsey’s Typhoon, and The Last Stand of Fox Company. Other recent titles that have received popular and critical acclaim include Wild Bill, All Blood Runs Red, Valley Forge, The DiMaggios, Lucky 666, Last Men Out, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, Being Ted Williams, and Reckless. The trade paperback edition of acclaimed Tombstone was released in January 2021, and it completes the "Frontier Lawmen" trilogy. His next book with Bob Drury, Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier, will be published by St. Martin's Press in April 2021.

By the way, The Heart of Everything That Is, Dodge City, The Last Stand of Fox Company, and All Blood Runs Red are being developed as screen projects. Also in development is an original limited series project, Crazy Horse and Custer, about the famous Sioux warrior and the "boy general."


A new venture is being a national weekly columnist. To keep up with -- and possibly subscribe to -- "The Overlook," go to


Tom is a full-time resident of Sag Harbor