Epilogue: Buchanan's Civil War
This book treats James Buchanan’s turbulent presidency from a number of fresh angles, focusing on Kansas, the Dred Scott case, Buchanan’s handing of a crisis in Utah and southern succession, among other issues. Birkner co-wrote the introduction and contributed an essay on Buchanan’s years in retirement as a former president.
Birkner, Michael J. “Epilogue: Buchanan’s Civil War.” James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War. Eds. John Quist and Michael J. Birkner. Gainsville: University of Florida, 2013. 266-280.