FDL Movie Night – Chat With RFK Historian Thurston Clarke About History Channel’s Kennedy Smearfest

By: Monday April 5, 2010 5:00 pm

Thurston Clarke, author of The Last Campaign: Robert F Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America and FDL Book Salon guest, contributed to a Brave New Films campaign to ask The History Channel to re-think its decision to purchase right-winger Joel Surnow’s “bio-pic” miniseries The Kennedys. Mr Clarke has been kind enough to chat for [...]


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Thurston Clarke: The Last Campaign

By: Sunday September 14, 2008 2:00 pm

I’m pleased to “host” this discussion of Thurston Clarke’s excellent and moving book. I was of course involved in Robert Kennedy’s 1968 campaign and so I have some first-hand knowledge of the subject. Mr. Clarke has done meticulous research and has, I think, captured the feeling of the time, the dynamic of the campaign, and, most important, the complexity of the man. So if I may, I would begin by recommending, strongly and enthusiastically, that anyone reading this who hasn’t read the book do so.

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