Fawn McKay (1915-1981)

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Alternate Names Fawn M. Brodie
Birth 15 September 1915
Ogden, Weber Co., Utah, United States
Marriage Bernard Brodie, 28 Aug 1936
Death 10 January 1981
Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, United States
Gender Female
Religious Influence The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Occupations Biographer and history professor
Authority Control
DBpedia Fawn M. Brodie
FamilySearch K24D-TJ9
ISNI 0000 0001 0918 6890
VIAF 79045807
Wikidata Q3067654
Wikipedia Fawn M. Brodie
WorldCat Brodie, Fawn McKay 1915-1981

Published Works

  • No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith (1945)
  • Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South (1959)
  • The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton (1967)
  • Sir Richard F. Burton: exceptional observer of the Mormon scene (1970)
  • Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974)
  • Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character (1981)


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • Bringhurst, Newell G. Fawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer's Life. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.
  • _______. "Fawn M. Brodie: Her Biographies as Autobiography." Pacific Historical Review 59, no. 2 (May 1990): 203-29.
  • _______, ed. Reconsidering No man knows my history: Fawn M. Brodie and Joseph Smith in retrospect. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996.
  • Cohen, Charles L. "No Man Knows My Psychology: Fawn Brodie, Joseph Smith, and Psychoanalysis." BYU Studies 44, no. 1 (2005): 55-78.
  • Cooley, Everett L. "In Memoriam: Fawn McKay Brodie 1915-81." Utah Historical Quarterly 49 (Spring 1981): 204-07.
  • "Obituaries: Fawn Brodie, Jefferson Biographer." New York Times (13 Jan 1981). http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/13/obituaries/fawn-brodie-jefferson-biographer.html (accessed 29 Aug 2015).

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