Thurston Clarke

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Thurston Clarke
OccupationHistorian, journalist
Notable awardsLowell Thomas Award for Travel Literature
Website
thurstonclarke.com

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

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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

Non-fiction

Fiction

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