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 Amazon.com!
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!
Copyright 2018 by Kirk Ward Robinson
“When the attack comes, the shark will have rolled its eyes until only the whites show…”
From a shark attack on the Texas Gulf Coast to the founding of a nation, courage is an essential quality, universally admired, which brings out the best in human character. Courage inspires. Courage seizes victory in defeat. Courage creates heroes. But what is courage? And where does it come from?
Founding Courage: Courage and Character in the United States of America answers these questions and then goes on to tell the stories of seven courageous Americans, through seven successive generations since the Founding. These Americans—George Washington, David Crockett, Robert Gould Shaw, Crazy Horse, Matthew Henson, Rachel Carson, and Karen Silkwood—each faced critical challenges but found the courage to persevere. Their stories are the history of the United States. Their courage defines the character of a nation.