Sunday, January 4, 1970

Martin Duggard

Martin Duggard

(Biography from Kay Davies of Osher)

Birth—June 1, 1961Where—state of Maine, USAEducation—N/ACurrently—lives in Orange County, California

Michael Dugard is the author of numerous nonfiction works: seven of which he authored alone and three with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, including
Killing Lincoln (2011), Killing Kennedy (2012), and Killing Jesus (2013). His magazine writing has appeared in Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and GQ, among others.

Dugard regularly immerses himself in his research to understand characters and their motivations better. To better understand Columbus he traveled through Spain, the Caribbean and Central America. 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.

On the more personal side of adventure, Dugard competed in the Raid Gauloises endurance race three times, 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. In 2005, took a walk-on position as head cross-country and track coach at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, a position that he still holds.
Books (sole author)• Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth (1998)• Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Capt. James Cook (2001)• Into Africa: The dramatic retelling of the Stanley-Livingstone Story (2003)• Chasing Lance (2005)• The Last Voyage of Columbus (2005)• The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846–1848 (2008)• How 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)

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