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Clarke, Thurston

Overview
Works: 52 works in 183 publications in 3 languages and 11,531 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Case studies  Adventure stories  Drama  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ2469.T7, 843.8
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The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America by Thurston Clarke( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After JFK's assassination, Robert Kennedy--Jack's political warrior--almost lost hope. He was haunted by his brother's murder, and by the nation's inabilities to solve its problems of race, poverty, and the war in Vietnam. Bobby sensed the country's pain, and when he announced that he was running for president, the country united behind his hopes. Over the action-packed days of his campaign, Americans were inspired by Kennedy's promise of a better time. And after an assassin's bullet stopped this last great stirring public figure of the 1960s, crowds lined up along the country's railroad tracks to say goodbye to Bobby. Historian Clarke provides an absorbing historical narrative that goes right to the heart of America's deepest despairs--and most fiercely held dreams--and tells us more than we had understood before about this complicated man and the heightened personal, racial, political, and national dramas of his times.--From publisher description
JFK's last hundred days : the transformation of a man and the emergence of a great president by Thurston Clarke( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JFK's Last Hundred Days reexamines the last months of the President's life to show a man in the midst of great change, finally on the cusp of making good on his extraordinary promise
Ask not : the inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the speech that changed America by Thurston Clarke( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." On the January morning when John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency and stood to speak those words, America was divided, its citizens torn by fears of war. Kennedy's speech--called the finest since Lincoln at Gettysburg and the most memorable of any twentieth-century American politician--did more than reassure: it changed lives, marking the start of a brief, optimistic era of struggle against "tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself." This book is a detailed account of the week leading up to that moment, Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation. Clarke's portrait of JFK during what intimates called his happiest days reveals the President at his most charismatic--and cunningly pragmatic
Lost hero : the mystery of Raoul Wallenberg by Frederick E Werbell( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallenberg's life was an enigma. His fate of one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II. He was a handsome, aristocratic young diplomat from neutral Sweden who saved 30,000 Jews from the jaws of the Nazi death machine - only to disappear, at the war's end, into the silent hell of Soviet Prison
Pearl Harbor ghosts : a journey to Hawaii, then and now by Thurston Clarke( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reexamines the attack on Pearl Harbor as refracted through the lens of present -day Hawaii
The last caravan by Thurston Clarke( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Caravan is a powerful and dramatic account of how the great African drought of the early 1970s transformed the nomadic Tuareg, the famous blue-veiled men of the Beau Geste legend. Thurston Clarke recounts their story in his words and theirs, allowing them to come to life as they describe their sufferings and wanderings in search of food and comfort. Their story is a powerful one of ecological disaster, of the courage and nobility of an ancient people facing extinction, and of the struggle to preserve their families and way of life
By blood & fire : the attack on the King David Hotel by Thurston Clarke( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 22, 1946 six members of the Irgun, a Jewish underground group headed by future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, entered the basement of Jerusalem's King David Hotel and planted seven milk churns filled with explosives underneath the wing housing the headquarters of the British Mandatory Government of Palestine. The ensuing explosion killed ninety-one Britons, Arabs, and Jews, in roughly equal numbers, at the time the greatest death toll in any single act of terrorism. The bombing was a pivotal moment in Israeli and Palestinian history, and was one of several dramatic attacks that eventually persuaded the British to leave Palestine. Clarke's minute-by-minute account of the attack is thrilling, and his narrative brings the perpetrators and victims vividly to life
California fault : searching for the spirit of state along the San Andreas by Thurston Clarke( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this incredible excursion, Clarke discovers the tragic fate of the Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends ... meets Jerry Hurley, an earthquake "sensitive" whose headaches predict earthquakes with uncanny precision ... investigates the bitter conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists ... uncovers a fascinating conspiracy surrounding the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that rewrote history ... visits Palm Springs, the glamorous desert hideaway of gated communities, now beset by gangs ... and stops by the desolate Salton Sea, shaking hands with a determined dreamer who hopes someday to build a blue-collar resort along the abandoned shores. With wit, irony, and a keen eye for observation, Clarke weaves together sociology, history, personality, and seismology. What emerges is a unique portrait of a fascinating, slightly loony, appealingly complex state, with it allure, eccentricity - and optimism - still wonderfully intact
Dirty money : Swiss banks, the Mafia, money laundering, and white collar crime by Thurston Clarke( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Harbor ghosts : December 7, 1941--the day that still haunts the nation by Thurston Clarke( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reexamines the attack on Pearl Harbor as refracted through the lens of present -day Hawaii
Thirteen o'clock : a novel about George Orwell and 1984 by Thurston Clarke( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallenberg : a hero's story( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps by daring rescue operations and clever manipulations of political power
The last campaign : [Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America] by Thurston Clarke( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents Robert Kennedy's dramatic and ill-fated 1968 presidential campaign, outlining his positions on such issues as the Vietnam War, race, and poverty as well as his private struggles with the assassination of JFK
JFK's last hundred days : the transformation of a man and the emergence of a great president by Thurston Clarke( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of John F. Kennedy's last one hundred days that asks what might have been
JFK's last hundred days : an intimate portrait of a great president by Thurston Clarke( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JFK's Last Hundred Days reexamines the last months of the President's life to show a man in the midst of great change, finally on the cusp of making good on his extraordinary promise
Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the adventures of Phileas Fogg and his manservant, Passepartout, on their journey around the world in the late nineteenth century
Ask not : [the inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the speech that changed America] by Thurston Clarke( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed account of the week leading up to John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. Clarke shows how Kennedy struggled to find words to define his great ambitions and create a speech that would inspire America and empower a new generation. Includes the complete archival recording of JFK's swearing-in and inaugural speech
Wallenberg, le héros disparu by Frederick E Werbell( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equator : a journey by Thurston Clarke( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Areas traveled through include French Guiana, Brazil, Gabon, Zaire, Sumatra, Borneo, Christmas Island (Kiritimati), Abemama, and Ecuador
By blood and fire, July 22, 1946 : the attack on Jerusalem's King David Hotel by Thurston Clarke( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 22, 1946 six members of the Irgun, a Jewish underground group headed by future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, entered the basement of Jerusalem's King David Hotel and planted seven milk churns filled with explosives underneath the wing housing the headquarters of the British Mandatory Government of Palestine. The ensuing explosion killed ninety-one Britons, Arabs, and Jews, in roughly equal numbers, at the time the greatest death toll in any single act of terrorism. The bombing was a pivotal moment in Israeli and Palestinian history, and was one of several dramatic attacks that eventually persuaded the British to leave Palestine. Clarke's minute-by-minute account of the attack is thrilling, and his narrative brings the perpetrators and victims vividly to life
 
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The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America
Alternative Names
Clarke, Thurston 1946-

Thurston Clarke Amerikaans journalist

Thurston Clarke Historian, author, journalist

クラーク, サーストン

Languages
English (144)

French (5)

Italian (1)

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Ask not : the inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the speech that changed AmericaPearl Harbor ghosts : a journey to Hawaii, then and nowCalifornia fault : searching for the spirit of state along the San AndreasPearl Harbor ghosts : December 7, 1941--the day that still haunts the nationThe last campaign : [Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America]Around the world in eighty daysAsk not : [the inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the speech that changed America]