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Birkner, Michael J. 1950-

Overview
Works: 114 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 7,527 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Photobooks  Academic theses  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: E836, B
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Most widely held works by Michael J Birkner
McCormick of Rutgers : scholar, teacher, public historian by Michael J Birkner( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive book will be useful to all those interested in Richard P. McCormick and his impact on political history."--Jacket
James Buchanan and the coming of the Civil War by John W Quist( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An edited volume examining the presidency of James Buchanan and his role engaging the complexities of the debate surrounding the president immediately before Lincoln
Prosperity far distant : the journal of an Ohio farmer, 1933-1934 by Charles M Wiltse( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fresh from receiving a doctorate from Cornell University in 1933, but unable to find work, Charles M. Wiltse joined his parents on the small farm they had recently purchased in southern Ohio. There, the Wiltses scratched out a living selling eggs, corn, and other farm goods at prices that were barely enough to keep the farm intact. In wry and often affecting prose, Wiltse recorded a year in the life of this quintessentially American place during the Great Depression. He describes the family's daily routine, occasional light moments, and their ongoing frustrations, small and large--from a neighbor's hog that continually broke into the cornfields to the ongoing struggle with their finances. Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal had little to offer small farmers, and despite repeated requests, the family could not secure loans from local banks to help them through the hard economic times. Wiltse spoke the bitter truth when he told his diary, "We are not a lucky family." In this he represented millions of others caught in the maw of a national disaster. The diary is introduced and edited by Michael J. Birkner, Wiltse's former colleague at the Papers of Daniel Webster Project at Dartmouth College, and coeditor, with Wiltse, of the final volume of Webster's correspondence."--Publisher's description
The governors of New Jersey : biographical essays by Michael J Birkner( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition is a thorough reference work on the New Jersey governorship, one of the strongest in the nation. It is brought current with the addition of essays on Governors Brendan T. Byrne, James Florio, Christine Todd Whitman, Donald DiFrancesco, James McGreevey, Richard Codey, and Jon Corzine. Essays included in the original edition are amended, edited, and corrected as necessary by the original authors in light of new and relevant scholarship
Dwight D. Eisenhower : America's 34th president by Michael J Birkner( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Presidents offers authoritative biographies of each president since 1789, when George Washington was first sworn in. The stories of these key figures and historic events paint a full and lively picture of our nation. Each biography includes color illustrations, a timeline, boxed features on events and people of special interest, and lively text introducing the featured president and the times in which he lived. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a leading U.S. general during World War II, directing the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France in 1944. A career officer in the U.S. Army, Eisenhower had never held political office, but his intelligence, calm manner, and warm smile made him an attractive political candidate. He was elected president on the Republican ticket in 1952 and re-elected in 1956, holding office during a period of prosperity at home and peace abroad. Soon after taking office, Eisenhower achieved an armistice ending the Korean conflict. During the rest of his term, he avoided military involvements overseas, but supported a huge increase in stockpiles of nuclear weapons in an "arms race" with the Communist Soviet Union. He gained approval of the federal Interstate Highway System and strengthened Social Security, the federal insurance system providing benefits to retired workers
James Buchanan and the political crisis of the 1850s( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Buchanan entered the White House in March 1857, he seemed well positioned to accomplish his main objectives. A canny and seasoned politician from Pennsylvania with a reputation for moderation on slavery-related issues, Buchanan had a straightforward agenda: the amelioration of sectional tensions, the promotion of American prosperity, and the extension of the Democrats' control of the federal government. Four years later, Buchanan left Washington convinced that he had done his best and accomplished much. In fact, he left behind a shattered Democratic party, a new Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, and a ruptured Union. Except for a cadre of faithful Pennsylvania friends, Buchanan's reputation lay in ruins. He has consistently been ranked among the least effective presidents in American history
Samuel L. Southard : Jeffersonian Whig by Michael J Birkner( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Samuel L. Southard, one of New Jersey's most distinguished political leaders. Southard (1787-1842) participated in most of the major political controversies of his era, from the bitter Federalist-Republican competition during the War of 1812 through the rise and flowering of the second American party system. During a career that spanned three decades, Southard served in a remarkable array of weighty offices--state attorney general, New Jersey supreme court justice, governor, Secretary of the Navy, United States senator, and president of the Morris Canal and Banking Company
A country place no more : the transformation of Bergenfield, New Jersey, 1894-1994 by Michael J Birkner( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Town fathers focused their energies on balancing budgets and promoting growth, while largely ignoring the longer-term implications of rapid residential development
The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974 : biographical essays( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worlds of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens : place, personality, and politics in the Civil War era( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Worlds of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens examines the political interests, relationships, and practices of two of the era's most prominent politicians as well as the political landscapes they inhabited and informed. Both men called Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, their home, and both were bachelors. During the 1850s, James Buchanan tried to keep the Democratic Party alive as the slavery debate divided his peers and the political system. Thaddeus Stevens, meanwhile, as Whig turned Republican, invested in the federal government to encourage economic development and social reform, especially antislavery and Republican Reconstruction"--
Eisenhower's Gettysburg farm by Michael J Birkner( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the Eisenhowers' Gettysburg story. The Eisenhower farm was the first and only home that Dwight Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, called their own. During Eisenhower's military career, he and Mamie lived around the world, but he always hoped to own a piece of property and leave it better than he found it. That wish led to the purchase of the Allen Redding farm in 1950 and the Eisenhowers' thorough renovation of its dwelling. During Eisenhower's presidency, the farm served as a retreat from the Washington pressure cooker. When his presidential term ended, the Eisenhowers embraced a new chapter in their lives together. Eisenhower maintained an active schedule of writing, speechmaking, correspondence, and meetings with a wide range of national and world leaders, as well as supervision of an active farm operation. Mamie and Dwight shared a busy social life in retirement, taking special pleasure in spending time with their son John, daughter-in-law Barbara, and four grandchildren. --Publisher description
Gettysburg College by Michael J Birkner( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gettysburg College is the oldest Lutheran affiliated college in the United States. At its founding in 1832--a time of social ferment and advancing democracy--college leaders emphasized a liberal arts mission. Pennsylvania College, as it was known until 1919, numbers among its graduates many clergy, lawyers, and physicians, as well as politicians, social gospel advocates, scientists, business executives, and university presidents. Although the college has grown considerably since World War II, its mission has remained consistent: devotion to the pursuit of truth and active citizenship. Through historic photographs, Gettysburg College documents significant themes in the college's history: an expanding campus, the emergence and influence of intercollegiate athletic teams and social fraternities, curricular change, and key national events that affected the college, none of the latter more important than the Battle of Gettysburg and two world wars. Always respected for its academic program, Gettysburg College has in the past generation diversified its faculty and student body, expanded its interdisciplinary programs, and gained in reputation as a leading national liberal arts college
Erniedrigung geniessen( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, law and enterprise in Jacksonian America : the career of Samuel Lewis Southard by Michael J Birkner( )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Jersey : A History of the Garden State( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known personalities, such as Jonathan Edwards, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Dorothea Dix, Thomas Edison, Frank Hague, and Albert Einstein appear in the narrative. Contributors also mine new and existing sources to incorporate fully scholarship on women, minorities, and immigrants. All chapters are set in the context of the history of the United States as a whole, illustrating how New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation
The Governors of New Jersey : Biographical Essays( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogues, aristocrats, and a future U.S. president. These and other governors are portrayed in this revised and updated edition of the classic reference work on the chief executives of New Jersey. Editors Michael J. Birkner, Donald Linky, and Peter Mickulas present new essays on the governors of the last three decades--Brendan T. Byrne, Thomas Kean, James Florio, Christine Todd Whitman, Donald DiFrancesco, James McGreevey, Richard Codey, and Jon Corzine. The essays included in the original edition are amended, edited, and corrected as necessary in light of new and relevant scholarship. The authors of each governor's life story represent a roster of such notable scholars as Larry Gerlach, Stanley Katz, Arthur Link, and Clement Price, as well as many other experts on New Jersey history and politics. As a result, this revised edition is a thorough and current reference work on the New Jersey governorship--one of the strongest in the nation. Also of Interest: New Jersey Politics and Government The Suburbs Come of Age Fourth Edition Barbara G. Salmore with Stephen A. Salmore 978-0-8135-6139-4 paper
The papers of Daniel Webster 1850-1852 by Daniel Webster( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenhower and the art of leadership by Fred I Greenstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with Eisenhower : personal reminiscences collected to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timed for publication with Dwight Eisenhower's 125th birthday anniversary, this illustrated volume collects dozens of personal reminiscences of Eisenhower, from World War II through his years in retirement in Gettysburg
Schreiben als Lebensform - Zur Selbstthematisierung des Schriftstellers in Wolfgang Hilbigs Roman "Eine Übertragung" by Michael J Birkner( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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McCormick of Rutgers : scholar, teacher, public historian
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Birkner, Michael 1950-

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