Thurston Clarke

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Thurston Clarke
OccupationHistorian, journalist
Notable awardsLowell Thomas Award for Travel Literature

Thurston Clarke (born 1946) is an American historian, author and journalist.


Education and career

Clarke was educated at Yale University, Columbia University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.[ citation needed ]

Clarke is the author of thirteen books, the most recent of which is Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War. [1]

Clarke is a frequent speaker on topics such as writing, modern history and travel and has appeared in documentaries. [2]

Honors and awards

Clarke is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. [3] He has also received the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Literature. [4]

Personal life

He lives with his wife and three daughters in the Adirondacks, in upstate New York. [3] His daughter, Sophie Clarke, was the winner of Survivor: South Pacific , the 23rd season of the popular CBS reality television show.

Thurston Clarke is the son-in-law of former British Ambassador Julian Bullard.[ citation needed ]

List of works



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