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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 and Killing Patton. These four books have sold more than eight million copies. In addition to history, Dugard specializes in chronicling the drive of great men... show more

New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard is the co-author (with Bill O'Reilly) of Killing Jesus, Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln and Killing Patton. 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.
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Karen's books
Karen's books rated it 2 years ago
Another one that's been on my "to listen to" list for too long. Exceeded any expectations I might have had, and really enjoyed Billy O'Reilly's narration.
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 3 years ago
This book is odd. It professes not to be a religious book, but most references are to the Bible. I don't have a problem with that, except that I have read the Bible and was looking for how other historical sources tie in. This doesn't offer as much as it could on that score.It also is written to be ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 years ago
Killing the Rising Sun, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, authors; Robert Petkoff, narrator On December 7, 1941, the United States was caught unawares and unprepared by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of victims were sent to a watery grave, to remain there, buried at sea in their ships. A...
Telly Says.....
Telly Says..... rated it 4 years ago
I have to give credit where credit is due....while Bill O'Reilly is not one of my favorite people, he does write really good books.
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 years ago
Killing Reagan, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard O’Reilly has written a series of books with his co-author that are informative and entertaining, while also being non-fiction, a genre that is not often at the top of the best-seller list for many authors. His consistently are. His concise style of presen...
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