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Fawn Brodie (1915–1981)

Teoksen Thomas Jefferson : An Intimate History tekijä

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About the Author

The late Fawn M. Brodie was professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of several other noted biographies, including The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton, also published in Norton paperback.

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Associated Works

The City of the Saints: Among the Mormons and Across the Rocky Mountains to California (1862) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset87 kappaletta
Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters (1972) — Johdanto — 72 kappaletta
The Antislavery Vanguard: New Essays on the Abolitionists (1965) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley (1962) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset12 kappaletta
Remembering (1981) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Fall 1970) (1970) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Brodie, Fawn
Virallinen nimi
Brodie, Fawn McKay
Muut nimet
Brodie, Fawn M.
Syntymäaika
1915-09-15
Kuolinaika
1981-01-10
Hautapaikka
ashes scattered over Santa Monica Mountains
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Ogden, Utah, USA
Kuolinpaikka
Santa Monica, California, USA
Kuolinsyy
lung cancer
Asuinpaikat
Ogden, Utah, USA
Huntsville, Utah, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Koulutus
Weber College
University of Utah (BA|1934)
University of Chicago (MA|1936)
Ammatit
historian
university professor
biographer
Suhteet
Brodie, Bernard (husband)
McKay, David O. (uncle)
Organisaatiot
University of California, Los Angeles
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (excommunicated 1946)
Utah State Historical Society (fellow)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Fellow of the Utah State Historical Society
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Fawn McKay grew up in a devout Mormon family in Huntsville, Utah. She earned a B.A. in English literature from the University of Utah and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. In 1936, she married scholar Bernard Brodie, who became a noted expert in Cold War military strategy. Both families opposed the marriage. Fawn Brodie worked for a while at the Harper Library at the University of Chicago, where she began doing the lengthy research for a biography of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, eventually published as No Man Knows My History (1944). The book received wide critical acclaim, but the Mormon Church strenuously objected to it and excommunicated Fawn Brodie as a heretic. She went on to write works on Thaddeus Stevens, Sir Richard Burton, and Thomas Jefferson. The latter was a bestseller and the first to publicly prove that Jefferson had fathered children with the slave Sally Hemings. Fawn Brodie was also one of the first female professors of history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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OK biography of Richard Francis Burton, explorer and linguist.
 
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kslade | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2022 |
Daring explorer and indefatigable traveller, prolific writer, soldier, diplomat and all-round scholar – Richard Burton was the very essence of a polymath, who crammed several lifetimes of excitement and achievement into his 80-year span. Driven, dauntless, stubborn and opinionated – Burton’s explanation of why he risked life and sanity on so many occasions, was that “the devil drives.” – the title of Fawn Brodie’s admirable biography. The main stages of Burton’s life are covered: Army career (1842–1853), First explorations and journey to Mecca (1851–53), Early explorations in Africa (1854–55), Exploring the African Great Lakes, with John Hanning Speke (1856–1860), Diplomatic service and scholarship (1861–1890).
His wife Isabel (née Arundell) was herself a formidable person – supportive of Richard but deeply religious, with steadfast opinions and an author in her own right. Left to publish Richard’s manuscript on one occasion, she inserted a preface to the book (without telling him), stating clearly that she did not agree with some of her husband’s views. As an illustration of Burton's prolific output, during 1872-1880, he published eight new works in thirteen volumes, totalling over 5,000 pages, as well as more than 800 pages of magazine articles. Altogether Burton wrote forty-three volumes about his exploration and travels. He mastered twenty-five languages, with dialects that brought the number to forty.
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DramMan | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2022 |
A fairly biased view of the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Although Ms. Brodie does a good job researching basic facts, she has obvious opinions in opposition to the Church doctrine.

I enjoyed reading the book, however inflammatory it is. I would not recommend it to someone seeking honest information about Joseph Smith.
 
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Windyone1 | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 10, 2022 |
Not everything you need to know about Jefferson, but you also need to know this.
 
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HenrySt123 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 19, 2021 |

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