In 2010, Col. Riley approached us about becoming his new publisher. His previous publisher, McDowell Publications, had decided to liquidate their holdings and not re-publish. It was with great anticipation that we began work with the author to convert his hard copy manuscripts to digital format to get the best quality possible out of reproduction in a modified Print on Demand process. As with many processes, it wasn't long before the temptation to make minor changes, became overpowering. With the help of the author, the new Gregath editions contain many changes from corrected spelling errors to a few expanded charts.
Colonel (Retired) Robert S. Riley is a native of West Point, Hardin County, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the former Castle Heights Military Academy (High School) in Lebanon, Tennessee, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he earned a B.S. Degree in Engineering. Also, he holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York City and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Upon graduation from West Point, he was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant in the Field Artillery and has served more than seven years overseas in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. His one year service in Korea and his two years service in Vietnam were under combat conditions. And, he has served at different Army posts throughout the United States. In 1978, he retired from the U.S. Army and has since resided in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Colonel Riley has researched and written the histories, origins, and genealogies of several pioneer families who settled in North-Central Kentucky in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He has always had a great interest in history, and as a student in high school, at the United States Military Academy, and in his graduate studies at Columbia University, he took courses in American, European, and Far Eastern history. He is the son of the late Niram Brooks Riley, of Vine Grove, Kentucky, and the late Nan Estelle Shean Riley of West Point, Kentucky. Although he has lived nearly all of his adult life out of the State of Kentucky, he is proud of his Kentucky heritage and still considers himself as being a Kentuckian.Home > Catalog > R Surnames > Riley Authored Books
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