"Buchanan's management of the secession crisis is at the heart of the book, and its bounty of informed views on his role during this seminal moment in American history is refreshingly diverse. The collection might very well come to be regarded as the most comprehensive and useful reconsideration of the Buchanan presidency."--"Civil War Monitor" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
John W. Quist is professor of history at Shippensburg University and author of "Restless Visionaries." Michael J. Birkner is Franklin Professor of Liberal Arts, professor of history at Gettysburg College, and editor of "James Buchanan and the Political Crisis of the 1850s."