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Martin Dugard (author)

Martin Dugard (born June 1, 1961 in Maine) is an American author living in Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, California.[citation needed] He is known for his frequent collaboration with former Fox News host and commentator, Bill O'Reilly.[1] He and his wife have three sons.[2]

Martin Dugard
Born (1961-06-01) June 1, 1961 (age 58)
ResidenceRancho Santa Margarita, CA

Dugard began writing professionally in 1988.[citation needed] Bored by an unfulfilling corporate marketing job, he began writing articles for endurance sports magazines such as Competitor and Runner's World in the mornings and on weekends.[citation needed] In 1993, inspired by a three-week journey to Madagascar to cover the Raid Gauloises adventure race, Dugard left the corporate world to pursue a full-time writing career.[citation needed] Although he has returned to journalism from time to time, as when covering the Tour de France from 1999 to 2008, Dugard's primary focus is writing narrative non-fiction.[citation needed] Dugard wrote his first work of history in 2000.[citation needed] . He is also cross-country head coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA.[3]


Martin Dugard's works include:

  • The Explorers ISBN 978-1451677584
  • Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth ISBN 978-0071358217
  • Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Capt. James Cook,[4] ISBN 978-0743400695
  • Into Africa: The dramatic retelling of the Stanley-Livingstone story,[5] ISBN 978-0553814477
  • The Last Voyage of Columbus.[6] ISBN 978-0316154567
  • The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846–1848 ISBN 978-0803228122
  • 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) ISBN 978-1609611088

Co-written with Bill O'Reilly

His 2008 screenplay, A Warrior's Heart, was released as a feature film starring Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene. It was also presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and was released in the United States on 2 December 2011.[7][8]

For a number of years, Dugard wrote a daily blog entitled The Paper Kenyan offering readers a daily riff on history, endurance sports, and travel.[citation needed] He still blogs from time to time, though on a much less frequent basis.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Will, George F. (2015-11-10). "Bill O'Reilly makes a mess of history". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  2. ^ "Martin Dugard". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  3. ^ "Head Coaches". Jserra Catholic High School. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Farther than any man". WorldNetDaily. September 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  5. ^ "Exploring minds of Stanley, Livingstone". The Seattle Times. June 15, 2003. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  6. ^ Kugemann, Monika (June 12, 2005). "'The Last Voyage of Columbus,' by Martin Dugard: How Columbus shipwrecked his career". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  7. ^ A Warrior's Heart on IMDb
  8. ^ Official website

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