Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Burdick mss., 1961, are the letters of Eugene Leonard Burdick, 1918-1965, author, political scientist, and James McConnell Truitt, 1921- , news man, concerning Burdick's book Fail - Safe written with John Harvey Wheeler, 1918- , political scientist. There was some question of plagiarism since the book resembled the outline of Red Alert by Peter Bryant published in 1958. Included is a carbon typescript of Fail - Safe as a short story with 29 leaves and a 1 leaf addenda.

Collection size: 3 items

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