Burdick, Eugene A. (Eugene Allan), 1912-2000

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The author and political scientist Eugene Burdick was born in 1918 in Sheldon, Iowa, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 4. Burdick attended Stanford University and Oxford University where he earned a Ph.D. degree in psychology. In 1956 his critically acclaimed novel The Ninth Wave was published and in 1958 his controversial bestseller The Ugly American appeared, which he co-authored with William J. Lederer. In the following years Burdick continued to publish books and articles, including the 1962 Fail-Safe, co-authored with Harvey Wheeler. In 1965 he died of a heart attack at the age of 46.

From the description of Papers of Eugene L. Burdick, 19--? - 1962. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233636629

Lawyer, author, and judge--North Dakota.

From the description of Eugene A. Burdick papers, 1902-1957. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 72048171

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associatedWith Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. corporateBody
correspondedWith Fund for the Republic. corporateBody
associatedWith Glick, Carl, 1890-1971, person
associatedWith Jacobson, Norman. person
associatedWith Luevano, Daniel M., 1923-. person
associatedWith Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
North Dakota
Authors, American


Birth 1912

Death 2000-11-04


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