TVCC instructor has book published

Mike Young

Trinity Valley Community College

Trinity Valley Community College Palestine history and government instructor Mike Young recently had his history textbook Growth of the American Republic published. The 506-page text was issued by Kendall Hunt Publishing of Dubuque, IA.

“I was frustrated that students would never read the assigned government textbook, so I decided to write my own,” said Young. “Knowing that students today will not sit down and read a 50 or 60 page chapter, I decided to make each chapter short, easy to read, with clear explanations of the essential concepts. I’m pleased when students say that Growth of the American Republic is the first textbook that they have read cover to cover, and that they actually enjoy reading it.”

E. Michael Young grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned a BA in history from California State University in Los Angeles, a masters in history from Cal State, Northridge and a masters in political science from Texas State University in San Marcos. He previously taught history and government at Navarro College, LeTourneau University and Austin Community College. Young loves to travel overseas and across America, has a goal of visiting all 50 states before his son reaches eighteen years of age, and currently has visited 25 states. He enjoys swimming, boating, and fishing with his family.

Since 1994, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company of Dubuque, IA has been a stand-alone company and the only part of the original William C. Brown Publishing Company to remain under the ownership of the Brown family. With more than 6,000 titles in print, they serve both the higher education and preK-12 markets and offer traditional and non-traditional publishing solutions in both markets.

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