Nebraska Authors

Robert Thomas Reilly

AKA: Bob

Born 1922-07-21 Lowell, MA (USA)

Died 2004-04-14
Omaha, NE (USA)

Omaha, NE (USA)
Calvary Cemetery

Veteran of WW II in Europe, with Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other citations. Attended Boston University after the war. The writer has been UNO Professor of Journalism, Public Relations Director at Creighton University and has worked as an Advertising Executive. He is a widely published free-lance writer with a focus on Irish history and local history. He has published over 1000 articles and stories in a variety of publications. He wrote a weekly column for the Omaha Sun newspaper for 5 years. He has written scripts for numerous documentary films and television programs. He may be best known for his first book, Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal, 1956, which was made into a 1966 Disney feature film. Massacre at Ash Hollow, 1960, was his only book about Nebraska, but he published articles about local history.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE (Since 1950)
Lowell, MA
Boston, MA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Fiction; Screenplays; Advertising


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1947, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Master of Arts Degree, 1948, Boston University, Boston, MA


Public Relations Director

Places Worked

Boston advertising agency, Boston, MA
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Holland, Dreves and Reilly, Advertising and Public Relations, Omaha, NE, 1966-1975
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Department of Journalism, Omaha, NE


Ed McMahon


Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal. 1957.
Christ's Exile. 1957.
Massacre at Ash Hollow. 1960.
Rebels in the Shadows. 1962.
Irish Saints. 1964.
Come Along to Ireland. 1968.
Travel and Tourism Marketing Techniques. 1980.
Public Relations in Action. 1980.

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