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Latest News

July 31, 2020 - Coming soon, a condensed and reissued edition of The Appalachian: A Novel!

July 31, 2020 - Timewall Speaks: A Novel is now available everywhere and on Kindle!

July 17, 2020 - Timewall Speaks: A Novel, coming to your favorite bookseller August 2020

December 6, 2019 - More Notes from the Field: Southbound on the Appalachian Trail and Other Journeys is now available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and bookstores everywhere!

February 1, 2019 - Robinson will be signing books at Smith County Heritage Museum, Carthage TN from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds going to aid the museum.

September 29, 2018 - Robinson has completed his third Appalachian Trail thru-hike!

May 16, 2018 - Robinson's third Appalachian Trail thru-hike has begun. Find his Field Notes under The Travels tab.

April 20, 2018 - The Latter Half of Inglorious Years is now available from Amazon and bookstores!

March 2, 2018 - The Latter Half of Inglorious Years is finished and has gone to the editor! Look for publication soon!

January 2018 - The Appalachian, Notes from the Field, and Life in Continuum are now available from Ingram, std discounts, rtnble

April 2017 - Returned from Nevis with 15 chapters, new friends, low blood pressure, and a good tan. May I go back now?

November 2016 - Fled to Nevis in the Caribbean

October 31, 2016 - Are there any reading groups out there? Fiction? Science-Fiction? Travel? I will provide up to 10 copies of The Appalachian, Life in Continuum, or Notes from the Field to the first reading group of each genre to get in touch, in exchange for reviews on Amazon.

October 6, 2016 - A second edition of Notes from the Field, with improved maps and updated cover art, is now available.

June 24, 2016 - Field Notes have begun. See Travels page.

June 2016 - Robinson departs for France at the end of this month for a re-hike of the Alps and a reconnection with Hannibal.


May 19, 2016 - Notes from the Field is live on!


April 2016 - Work on Notes from the Field is complete. Look for it in bookstores or on Amazon soon.


Jan 2016 - Robinson is at work on his next book, Notes From the Field: A diary of Journeys Near and Far.


Dec 2015 - The Appalachian has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2015!

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Founding Character

Documents That Define the Untited States of America and its People


“Tyranny is not a word much in vogue any more, but it could incite passion during the Founding generation the way the word terrorism incites passion today.”


Is there a connection between the American struggle for independence in the 18th century and the American response to terrorism in the 21st? Are modern Americans influenced by the same passions that motivated their forefathers during the Revolutionary War period?


In this expanded new edition of Founding Character: Documents That Define the United States of America and its People, Kirk Ward Robinson presents the crucial Founding documents of the United States—The Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, Treaty of Paris, Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights, President George Washington’s Farewell Address—as a series of ideals that built upon one another to create and imprint the behavior of the American people; unique and sometimes perplexing behaviors not founded on historical or cultural traits but on the enlightened ideal of individual sovereignty. Understanding this connection with the Founding generation can help Americans make sense of their national struggles and motivations, from their innate sense of superiority to their extreme political polarization.


Founding Character: Documents That Define the United States of America and its People is an accessible reference to the Founding of the nation, suitable for the classroom or the interested reader. Also included are the Amendments to the Constitution, a guide to the states and their constitutions, and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.