Thurston Clarke—Author—Historian—Speaker

Thurston Clarke has written thirteen widely acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, including three New York Times Notable Books. His articles have appeared in Vanity FairThe New York TimesThe Washington Post and many other publications. His Pearl Harbor Ghosts was the basis of a CBS documentary, and his bestselling Lost Hero, a biography of Raoul Wallenberg, was made into an award-winning NBC miniseries.

His new book, Honorable Exit: How a few brave Americans risked all to save our Vietnamese allies at the end of the war, appeared in the US in April 2019, in the UK as Honourable Exit in May, and will be published in Australia in June . To purchase or pre-order

Read Thurston Clarke’s essay, What Vietnam Can Teach Us About How to Leave Afghanistan in TIME

See the Honorable Exit trailer.

“America’s years in Vietnam were full of shame, but the last days of the war saw a remarkable effort at redemption. Breaking rules set by their higher-ups, ordinary Americans—servicemen, diplomats, spies, private citizens—moved heaven and earth to get their Vietnamese friends and allies to safety. Thurston Clarke’s Honorable Exit brings this little-known story to light with the speed and power of a riveting thriller. It challenges us to remember a time when Americans refused to abandon desperate people in a far-off country. It’s a kind of Schindler’s List for America’s lost war.”
George Packer, author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq and The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Author – Historian – Speaker