Kasey S. Pipes is a biographer and historian. His first book, Ike’s Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality was released in February 2007 by World Ahead Publishing and became an Amazon.com national bestseller. The Wall Street Journal praised the book as a “highly readable and credible account of Eisenhower’s struggle with race and civil rights” and George F. Will called it a “mind-opening book.” Kasey’s political writings have appeared in Politico, Realclearpolitics.com, Townhall Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, World Magazine and Foxnews.com. He is now a special contributor to The Dallas Morning News where he regularly writes book reviews. And he also has appeared on C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television and Fox News.
Previously, Kasey spent ten years in politics as a communications and policy advisor. In 2006, he served as chief campaign speechwriter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prior to that, he served President George W. Bush for five years. In 1999, he began writing speeches for the Bush for President Campaign. From 2001-2003 he wrote speeches in the Bush White House. And in 2004, he was chief author of the National Republican Party Platform.
Before joining President Bush’s staff, Kasey served as senior legislative assistant and director of communications for Congresswoman Kay Granger. He began his career as a college intern in the California office of former President Ronald Reagan.
Kasey now serves as the Norris Fellow at the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. He also serves on the AddRan College Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University and on the USS Fort Worth Commissioning Steering Committee.
A native of Fort Worth, Kasey now lives in his hometown with his wife, Lacie, and their two sons, Lincoln and Crosby.