Martin Dugard
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Martin Dugard

New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard is the co-author (with Bill O'Reilly) of Killing Jesus, Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln, Killing Patton, and now Killing England. These four books have sold more than eight million copies.

In addition to history, Dugard specializes in chronicling the drive of great men to realize their potential. This can be seen in his trilogy on endurance sports: Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth (McGraw-Hill, 1998); Chasing Lance (Little, Brown; 2005), and To Be A Runner, is an inspiring and informational series of essays written from the viewpoint of Dugard's forty years as a distance runner.

Dugard's other books include The Murder of King Tut (co-written with bestselling author James Patterson), which saw Dugard travel to Egypt to unravel the centuries-old mystery of who murdered Tutankhamen, Egypt 's legendary boy king; The Training Ground (Little, Brown, 2008), the riveting saga of America's great Civil War generals during the Mexican War, when they were scared young lieutenants first learning the ways of war; The Last Voyage of Columbus (Little, Brown; 2005), Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone (Doubleday, 2003), Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook (Pocket Books, 2001), and Knockdown (Pocket Books, 1999).

For the past eight years he has also put that knowledge to good use by spending his afternoons as the head cross-country and track coach at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, California. His teams have qualified for the California State Championships four years in a row, and his girls team won the state title in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

He has also co-written three books with Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor and The Apprentice.

Dugard recently wrote and produced A Warrior's Heart, a coming-of-age film based around the sport of lacrosse. A Warrior's Heart stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene.

An adventurer himself, Dugard regularly immerses himself in his research to understand characters and their motivations better. To better understand Columbus he traveled through Spain, the Caribbean, Central America, and sailed from Genoa to Spain aboard a tall ship in the manner of the great navigator. He followed Henry Morton Stanley's path across Tanzania while researching Into Africa (managing to get thrown into an African prison in the process), and swam in the tiger shark-infested waters of Hawaii 's Kealakekua Bay to recreate Captain James Cook's death for Farther Than Any Man.

Dugard competed in the Raid Gauloises endurance race three times, ran with the bulls in Pamplona on two occasions, and flew around the world at twice the speed of sound aboard an Air France Concorde. The time of 31 hours and 28 minutes set a world record for global circumnavigation. Dugard's magazine writing has appeared in Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and GQ, among others.

Martin Dugard lives in Orange County, California, with his wife and three sons.

Follow his Paper Kenyan blog or sign up for his weekly e-newsletter at www.martindugard.com.

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Best Sellers

    • Killing Jesus

    • A History
    • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,817
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,836

    Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Jesus story in context

    • By Kimberly on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Killing Lincoln

    • The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
    • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,961
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,968

    A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega best-selling author Bill O'Reilly....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History Made Interesting

    • By Daniel on 04-11-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Killing Kennedy

    • The End of Camelot
    • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,036
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,337

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing of Substance New

    • By Patti on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Killing Patton

    • The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
    • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,813
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,810

    General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bill O'Reilly "Phoned It In" - Poor Performance

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Into Africa

    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933

    "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Gene on 04-01-04
    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382 ratings

    Regular price: $34.60

    • Farther Than Any Man

    • The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Dugard's gripping account of the life and death of Captain James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on going farther than any man....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sloppy History

    • By Kyle P. Dalton on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Murder of King Tut

    • The Plot to Kill the Child King
    • By: James Patterson, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71

    James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Painful to listen to!

    • By Kelly on 10-17-09

    Regular price: $17.09

    • To Be a Runner

    • How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author - and lifelong runner - Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Feels like a great run does

    • By Aleksandar on 05-11-15
    • How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 04-08-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 96 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Last Voyage of Columbus

    • Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The epic, never-before-told story of Columbus's final, and perhaps greatest, journey to the New World....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By David on 09-11-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Training Ground

    • Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War 1846-1848
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Nearly all of the Civil War's greatest soldiers - Grant, Lee, Sherman, Davis, and Jackson - were forged in the heat of the Mexican War....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story

    • By Richard on 05-16-09

    Regular price: $20.72

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