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Berkowitz, Edward D.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 14,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD7125, 361.973
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Most widely held works about Edward D Berkowitz
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Most widely held works by Edward D Berkowitz
Something happened : a political and cultural overview of the seventies by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the political, social, and economic events that shaped the downward turn of America in the 1970s and explores how the bleak economic and political situation impacted American culture
America's welfare state : from Roosevelt to Reagan by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating the welfare state : the political economy of twentieth-century reform by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social security : a documentary history by Larry DeWitt( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Documentary History tells the story of the creation and development of the U.S. Social Security program through primary source documents, from its antecendents and founding in 1935, to the controversial issues of the present. This unique reference presents the complex history of Social Security in an accessible volume that hightlights the program's major moments and events
Mass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and tv by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work describes the changing world of American popular culture from the first sound movies through the age of television. It describes the development of the movies, radio, and television, fitting the entertainment industry into the larger story of American history. In short vignettes, the book reveals the career patterns of people who became big movie, TV, or radio stars. Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson symbolize the early stars of sound movies. Groucho Marx and Fred Astaire represent the movie stars of the 1930s, and Jack Benny stands in for the 1930s performers who achieved their success on radio. Katharine Hepburn, a stage and film star, illustrates the cultural trends of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Humphrey Bogart and Bob Hope serve as examples of performers who achieved great success during the Second World War. Walt Disney, Woody Allen, and Lucille Ball, among others, become the representative figures of the postwar world. Through these vignettes, the reader comes to understand the development of American mass media in the twentieth century. -- Provided by publisher
Disabled policy : America's programs for the handicapped by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Social Security : the life of Wilbur J. Cohen by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JFK tagged him "Mr. Social Security." LBJ praised him as the "planner, architect, builder and repairman on every major piece of social legislation [since 1935]." The New York Times called him "one of the country's foremost technicians in public welfare." Time portrayed him as a man of "boundless energy, infectious enthusiasm, and a drive for action." His name was Wilbur Cohen. For half a century from the New Deal through the Great Society, Cohen (1913-1987) was one of the key players in the creation and expansion of the American welfare state. From the Social Security Act of 1935 through the establishment of disability insurance in 1956 and the creation of Medicare in 1965, he was a leading articulator and advocate of an expanding Social Security system. He played that role so well that he prompted Senator Paul Douglas's wry comment that "an expert on Social Security is a person who knows Wilbur Cohen's telephone number." The son of Jewish immigrants, Cohen left his Milwaukee home in the early 1930s to attend the University of Wisconsin and never looked back. Filled with a great thirst for knowledge and wider horizons, he followed his mentors Edwin Witte and Arthur Altmeyer to Washington, D.C., and began a career that would eventually land him a top position in LBJ's cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Variously described as a practical visionary, an action intellectual, a consummate bureaucrat and a relentless incrementalist, Cohen was a master behind-the-scenes player who turned legislative compromise into an art form. He inhabited a world in which the passage of legislation was the ultimate reward. Driven by his progressive vision, he time and again persuaded legislators on both sides of the aisle to introduce and support expansive social programs. Like a shuttle in a loom he moved invisibly back and forth, back and forth, until the finely woven legislative cloth emerged before the public's eye
Robert Ball and the politics of Social Security by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berkowitz tells the inside story of Social Security politics, including controversies during the 1970s, Congressional rescue of the program in 1983, and the ongoing debates about structure and solvency that have enveloped the program since the 1990s. He looks at how the Social Security Administration gained and nearly lost a reputation for administrative competence, how Medicare was put into operation, and why campaigns to create national health insurance have failed."--Jacket
Social security and medicare : a policy primer by Eric R Kingson( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Group Health Association : a portrait of a health maintenance organization by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To improve human health : a history of the Institute of Medicine by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability policies and government programs( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other welfare : supplemental security income and U.S. social policy by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers a comprehensive history of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), from its origins as part of President Nixon's daring social reform efforts to its pivotal role in the politics of the Clinton administration
The medical follow-up agency : the first fifty years, 1946-1996 by Institute of Medicine Staff( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rehabilitation, the federal government's response to disability, 1935-1954 by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefit cost analysis by Monroe Berkowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social security in the USA : a discussion guide to social insurance with lesson plans by Eric R Kingson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is intended as a guide for teaching high school and adult education students about social insurance concepts. Goals of the project are that students: (1) understand the historical context from which social insurance programs emerged; (2) can participate fully as members of a democratic society in making informed decisions about the future of social insurance programs; and (3) understand how these programs affect themselves, their families, and society. There are numerous opportunities to introduce information about the nation's social insurance programs in ways that enrich, rather than supplant, existing curricula. This classroom discussion guide gives a background and history of the U.S. Social Security System and briefly touches on Medicaid and other programs. Forty-eight questions with outlines for class discussions on several current and future issues concerning social insurance are included. A "Teacher's Supplement" section provides model lesson plans covering the first seven chapters. The "Resources for Teachers" section gives 33 references and names and addresses of organizations and agencies for additional information. An index also is included. (As)
Something happened : a political and cultural overview of the seventies by Edward D Berkowitz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Woody Allen to Watergate, from the decline of the steel industry to the rise of Bill Gates, and from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers, [the author] captures the history, tone, and spirit of the seventies. He explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of détente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. The seventies also gave birth to several social movements and the "rights revolution" ... At the same time, reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion introduced a new facet into American political life - the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists.-Dust jacket
The politics of social security expansion : social security disability insurance, 1935-1986 by Edward D Berkowitz( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medical Follow-up Agency : the first 50 years, 1946-1996 by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Berkowitz, Edward

Berkowitz, Edward 1950-

Berkowitz, Edward D.

Berkowitz, Edward David 1950-

Languages
English (144)

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America's welfare state : from Roosevelt to ReaganCreating the welfare state : the political economy of twentieth-century reformSocial security : a documentary historyMass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and tvDisabled policy : America's programs for the handicappedRobert Ball and the politics of Social SecuritySocial security and medicare : a policy primerTo improve human health : a history of the Institute of Medicine