strategist and educator Rick Robinson from Kentucky talks with Cruise with Bruce
host Bruce Oliver about travel to Ireland and his award winning book, a
political thriller: "Manifest Destiny". Rick Robinson was on the Congressional
Staff of Jim Bunning who is now a US Senator from Kentucky (KY).
Rick Robinson, author, teacher and political advisor, lives
in Kentucky and is an adjunct professor at Gateway Community College in
Kentucky. His book Manifest Destiny is the winner of the Paris Book
Festival, a finalist of the Indie Book Awards: Next Generation &
Join Bruce Oliver, host of the Cruise with Bruce Radio Show and owner of the
Cruise Radio Network as he talks with Rick Robinson about his travels to Ireland
to do some research for his next book. His book "Manifest Destiny" is
not only a mystery surrounding the White House, U.S. Congress and the CIA but it
is also filled with historical information about the symbols and traditions of
the government of the United States.
Rick Robinson was a longtime congressional staffer for Congressman Jim
Bunning before he was elected U.S. Senator from Kentucky. He's considered to be
a Kentucky political
insider who ran unsuccessfully to fill Bunning's Congressional Seat when Bunning moved to the Senate.
Robinson is currently on staff at Gateway Community College, is writing his
fourth novel based on his travel to Ireland and is a freelance writer for many
magazines and publications.
"a paragon among Capitol Hill staffers and maybe the only person on Earth who
both understands the civics book chapter on ‘How a Bill Becomes a Law’ and knows
how to get good seats at the Kentucky Derby."
Best selling author, P.J. O’Rourke on Rick Robinson
this program on Ireland, Rick will talk about visiting Dublin, Galway, Kidare,
Blarney, Killarney and other famous places in the Emerald Isle called Ireland.
Find out about the famous Blarney Stone and hear Rick talk about the lakes and castles
found throughout the Irish Nation. Find out if he visited Kildare to see Irish
Studs. What sites would he recommend that you see in the Lake Region of
Killarney or Moll's Gap in the Black Mountains? With plenty of castles and
ancient villages spread out all over Ireland did he see the Norman Castle &
ancient Cathedral in Kilkenny. How about the Ring of Kerry and St Mary's
Cathedral in County Limerick?
Hear Rick talk about his trip to see the Cliffs of Morher, seen in the current
Harry Potter film (photo right). The coast of Ireland is some of the most
beautiful scenery in the world. Did he see Harry Potter or any other wizards
flying around the coastline?
Discover some of the sites and pubs that you can visit around Galway, the
Cathedral and the Spanish Arch. And there's always the Irish
and Guinness Beer. Find out more about taking a tour through the Guinness
The historic city of Dublin is a bustling metropolis that many visit when
they travel to Ireland. Many people visit Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Pheonix
Park & Trinity College before leaving Dublin.
Rick Robinson's Books & Books about Travel to Ireland
Rick Robinson has spent thirty years in politics and law, including a stint on
Capitol Hill as Legislative Director/Chief Counsel to then-Congressman Jim
Bunning (R-KY). He has been active in all levels of politics, from advising
candidates on the national level to walking door-to-door in city council races.
He ran for the United States Congress in 1998.
Rick’s first book, The Maximum Contribution, was named a “Finalist” in the 2008
Next Generation Indie Books Awards in the genre of political fiction. It also
won an Honorable Mention at the 2008 Hollywood Book Festival. His latest book,
Sniper Bid, was released on Election Day 2009 and opened on Amazon’s Top Seller
list at #46 of political fiction. Sniper Bid has earned 5 national awards:
Finalist USA Book News Best Books of 2009; Finalist Best Indie Novel Next
Generation Indie Books Awards; Runner-up at the 2009 Nashville Book Festival;
Honorable Mentions at the 2008 New England Book Festival and the 2009 Hollywood
Book Festival. Throughout 2009 both books appeared on Amazon’s Top Seller List
on the same day.
Rick’s third offering, Manifest Destiny, was released in the spring of 2010. It
was named Best Fiction at the Paris Book Festival, a Finalist for Best Fiction
in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, a finalist for best thriller in the
USA Book News Best Book Awards, Best Fiction at the New York Book Festival, a
Finalist as Best Thriller in the Indie Excellence Awards, and won Honorable
mention in the London Book Festival, the Beach Book Festival, the Hollywood Book
Festival and the San Francisco Book Festival.
Robinson writes a weekly column for The Daily Caller, a DC based political e-zine.
He has also written for Shotgun Life magazine and OneNewEngland.com. These
columns are regularly featured topics on talk radio shows throughout the
country. Robinson uses GuestMatch.com to promote these columns and his books to
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law,
Rick currently practices law in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky with the law firm of
Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP. Rick, and his wife Linda, live in Ft. Mitchell with
their three children, Josh, Zach and MacKenzie.
Rick Robinson keeps an extremely active schedule of public appearances, book
signings and speeches promoting his books. Evaluations from his workshop panels
are always glowing. He is a member of Speakermatch.com which he uses to book
2008 National Association of State Legislatures – keynote – “Everything I wanted
to know about Leadership/Politics, I learned from watching The Godfather” The
same presentation has been given as a keynote to the 2010 PayChoice National
Users Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, the Council on Aging, Ohio Fraternal Order
of Police, the Ohio Head Start Association, the Kentucky Republican Executive
Committee and numerous local organizations.
Join Bruce Oliver as he interviews Rick Robinson on this broadcast of the
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