Bernard Brodie (1910-1978) was a senior staff member at the Rand Corporation (1951-66), professor of political science at
UCLA (1966-77), fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and author of various books. The collection consists
of professional correspondence, writing files, and various printed materials related to Brodie's interests in political science
and strategic planning.
Bernard Brodie was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 20, 1910; Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1940; instructor at Dartmouth,
1941-43; associate professor and later Director of Graduate Studies, Yale, 1945-51; senior staff member, Rand Corporation,
1951-66; professor of political science, UCLA, 1966-77; technical expert, UN conference, San Francisco, California, 1945;
fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; author of various books, including: Sea power in the machine age (1941), A guide to naval strategy (1944), The absolute weapon (1946), Strategy in the missile age (1959), From cross-bow to H-bomb (1973), Escalation and the nuclear option (1966), and War and politics (1973); died November 24, 1978.