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 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, and World Magazine. He is now a special contributor to The Dallas Morning News, 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 2001-03 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.
Throughout his career, Kasey has written speeches and provided policy advice for other public figures including Commerce Secretary Don Evans and Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. On July 22, 2002, Navy Secretary Gordon England swore in Kasey as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He also now serves on the AddRan College Board of Visitors at Texas ChristianUniversity and is a senior research fellow at the Center for Building Community. A native of Fort Worth, Kasey now lives in his hometown with his wife, Lacie, and their son, Lincoln.