Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers

Brodie, Bernard, 1910-1978

A professor at the National War College during the 1940s; also an author of many books on warfare.

August 2000

Prepared by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL



Please note: a call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Brodie, Bernard, editor. The Absolute Weapon: Atomic Power and World Order. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1946. 214 p.
    War in the Atomic Age, by Bernard Brodie, pp 21-69.
    Implications for Military Policy, by Bernard Brodie, pp 70-110.
Book call no.: 623.45 B864a

Brodie, Bernard. The Atomic Bomb and American Security. 1945. 28 p. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1945. 28 p.
Book call no.: 623.45 B864at

Brodie, Bernard. Escalation and the Nuclear Option . Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1966. 151 p.
Book call no.: 355.43 B864e

Brodie, Bernard. A Guide to Naval Strategy. 5th ed. New York, Praeger, 1965. 274 p.
Book call no.: 359.43 B864g 1965

Brodie, Bernard. National Security Policy and Economic Stability.  New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, Institute of International Studies, 1950. 29 p.
Book call no.:  355 B864n

Brodie, Bernard. Sea Power in the Machine Age. New York, Greenwood Press, 1943. 462 p. 
Book call no.: 359 B864s 1969

Brodie, Bernard. Strategy and National Interests: Reflections for the Future. New York, National Strategy Information Center, 1971. 38 p.
Book call no.: 355.0973 B864s

Brodie, Bernard. Strategy in the Missile Age.  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1959.  423 p.
Book call no.: 355 B864s

Brodie, Bernard. War and Politics New York, Macmillan, 1973. 514 p.
Book call no.: 327 B864w

Brodie, Bernard and Brodie, Fawn M. From Crossbow to H-Bomb . Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1973. 320 p.
Book call no.: 623.4 B864f 1973

Contemporary Authors. Detroit, Gale, 1976. 806 p. 
    Bernard Brodie, p 101.
Book call no.: R 928 C761 Vol. 17-20R

Garnett, John. Makers of Nuclear Strategy, edited by John Baylis and John Garnett, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1991. 206 p.
    Bernard Brodie, by Ken Booth, pp 19-56.
Book call no.: 355.0217 G235m

Gerberding, William P. and Brodie, Bernard. The Political Dimension in National Strategy. Los Angeles, University of California, Security Studies Project, 1968. 47p.
Book call no.: 355.0973 G362p

Howard, Michael. Studies in War and Peace. New York, Viking Press, 1970. 262 p.
    The Classical Strategists, pp 154-183.
Book call no.: 355.48 H851s

Library of Congress. Legislative Reference Service. The Effect of the Atomic Bomb upon Military Strategy, by Bernard Brodie. Washington, GPO, 1947. 18 p.
Book call no.: 623.45 U58e

Mandelbaum, Michael. The Nuclear Question: The United States and Nuclear Weapons 1946-1976. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1979. 277 p.
    Brodie, pp 19-20, 49-50, 208.
Book call no.: 355.43 M272n

Problems of Modern Strategy. New York, Praeger, 1970. 219 p. 
    Technology, Politics and Strategy, by Bernard Brodie, pp 159-175
Book call no.: 355.43 P962

Steiner, Barry H. Bernard Brodie and the Foundations of American Nuclear Strategy. Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 1991. 367 p.
Book call no.: 355.0217 S822b

University of California. Security Studies Project. The Future of Deterrence in U.S. Strategy, edited by Bernard Brodie. Los Angeles, 1968. 141 p.
    The Future of Deterrence, by Bernard Brodie, pp 126-140.
Book call no.: 355.43 C153f

War and Society, edited by Brian Bond and Ian Roy. New York, Holmes & Meier, 1977. 2 vols. 
    Clausewitz and the Americans: Bernard Brodie and Others on War and Policy, by Reginald C. Stuart, vol. 2:166-172.
Book call  no.: 355.09 W2531

Watts, Barry D. The Foundations of US Air Doctrine: The Problem of Friction in War. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1984. 166 p.
    Brodie's Assumptions, pp 28-33.
    Brodie's Image of All-Out War in the Missile Age, pp 33-37.
    The Emergence of Friction in Brodie's Thought, pp 91-93.
Book call no.: 358.400973 W348f


Brodie, Bernard. Atomic Bomb as a Weapon. Washington, National War College, 1946. 15 p. 
Doc. call no.: M-U 33507

Rand Corp. The Anatomy of Deterrence, by Bernard Brodie, Santa Monica, CA, 1958. 33p. (RM-2218)
Doc call no.: M-U 30352-9 no.2218

Rand Corp. Is There a Defense? Santa Monica, CA, Oct 1956. 65 p. 
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-9 no.1781

Rand Corp. The Meaning of Limited War, by Bernard Brodie  Santa Monica, CA, 1958 25p. (RM-2224)
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-9 no.2224


Bernard Brodie 1910-1978. Arms Control Today 9:10 February 1979.

Bernard Brodie: America's Prophetic Strategic Thinker. Parameters  11:2-13 December 1981

Brodie, Bernard. The Atom Bomb as Policy Maker. Foreign Affairs 27:17-33 October 1948.

Brodie, Bernard. The Development of Nuclear Strategy. International Security 2:65-83 Spring 1978.
Also in 355.033046 N277.

Brodie, Bernard. Implications of Nuclear Weapons in Total War. Military Review 38:95-107 June 1958.
Also in M-U 30352-9 no. 1842

Brodie, Bernard. War Department Thinking on the Atomic Bomb. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 3:150-155 June 1947.

Brodie, Bernard.  Why Were We So (Strategically) Wrong? Foreign Policy  5:151-161  Winter 1971-1972.

Chapman, John W.  American Strategic Thinking. Air University Review 18:25-33 January-February 1967.

Curl, Richard L. Strategic Doctrine in the Nuclear Age. Strategic Review  3:46-56 Winter 1975.

Howard, Michael. Brodie, Wohlstetter and the American Nuclear Strategy. Survival 34:107-116 Summer 1992.

Porro, J. D. The Policy War: Brodie vs. Kahn. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 38:16-19 June 1982.

Schelling, Thomas. Bernard Brodie. International Security 3:2-3 Winter 1978-1979.

Wildrick, Craig D. Bernard Brodie: Pioneer of the Strategy of Deterrence. Military Review  63:39-45 October 1983.

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