Fawn M. Brodie

Fawn McKay Brodie (September 15, 1915 – January 10, 1981) was an American biographer and one of the first female professors of history at UCLA, who is best known for ''Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History'' (1974), a work of psychobiography, and ''No Man Knows My History'' (1945), an early and still influential biography of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.

Raised in Utah in a respected, if impoverished, Latter-day Saint (LDS Church) family, Fawn McKay drifted away from Mormonism during her years of graduate work at the University of Chicago. She married Bernard Brodie, an ethnically Jewish academic who became a national defense expert; they had three children. Although Fawn Brodie eventually became one of the first tenured female professors of history at UCLA, she is best known for her five biographies, four of which incorporate insights from Freudian psychology.

Brodie's depiction of Joseph Smith in 1945 as a fraudulent "genius of improvisation" has been described as both a "beautifully written biography ... the work of a mature scholar [that] represented the first genuine effort to come to grips with the contradictory evidence about Smith's early life" and as a work that presented conjecture as fact. Her best-selling psychobiography of Thomas Jefferson, published in 1974, was the first serious study to examine evidence related to accounts that he had taken his slave Sally Hemings as a concubine. Brodie concluded these accounts were true, a conclusion supported by a 1998 DNA analysis and current scholarly consensus. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1966
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1942
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1984
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1946
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1966
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1942
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1963
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1967
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981
Published 1957
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1959
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1960
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
Published 1946
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by Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981,
Published 2017
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