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Angelo State professor publishes new book about Ronald Reagan

"The Reagan Revolution and the Rise of the New Right" is Kenneth Heineman's seventh book.
Credit: ASU

Dr. Kenneth J. Heineman of the Angelo State University global security studies faculty has published his seventh book, titled "The Reagan Revolution and the Rise of the New Right," through ABC-CLIO, a leading publisher of academic reference books and periodicals for schools, public libraries and online textbook databases.

According to a press release, Heineman's new book explores how a Hollywood upstart and eventual conservative leader became one of the most influential presidents in U.S. history.

"The Reagan Revolution and the Rise of the New Right" is being published as part of ABC-CLIO's "Guides to Historic Events in America" series. It will be released on June 30 and is available through ABC-CLIO, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers.

A professor in ASU's Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, Heineman previously served on the history faculty, including five years as department chair. As a historian, he has written six previous books, including:

  • "The Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States" (2018)
  • "Civil War Dynasty: The Ewing Family of Ohio" (2012)
  • "Put Your Bodies Upon the Wheels: Student Revolt in the 1960s" (2001)
  • "A Catholic New Deal: Religion and Reform in Depression Pittsburgh" (1999)
  • "God is a Conservative: Religion, Politics, and Morality in Contemporary America" (1998)
  • "Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era" (1993)

Heineman has also published dozens of journal articles, essays and encyclopedia entries and was a contributing author for the first Open Educational Resource digital textbook for U.S. history that aligns with College Board Advanced Placement standards. He has received the Philip S. Klein Book Prize for history writing and currently serves on the editorial board of the Pennsylvania History journal.

Also the recipient of ASU's 2014 President's Award for Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor, Heineman holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information, contact Dr. Heineman at 325-942-2113 or kenneth.heineman@angelo.edu.

Credit: ASU