New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard is the co-author (with Bill O'Reilly) of Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot. Mr. Dugard also teamed with Mr. O'Reilly to write Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, which has sold nearly two million copies.
Dugard's previous books of history 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).
In addition to history, Dugard specializes in chronicling the drive of great men to realize their potential. This can be seen in his first-person endurance sports trilogy: Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth (McGraw-Hill, 1998); Chasing Lance (Little, Brown; 2005), and To Be A Runner (Rodale, 2010), an inspiring and informational series of essays written from the viewpoint of Dugard's forty years as a distance runner. 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 boys and girls squads regularly qualify for the California State Championships, and his girls team won the state title in 2010, 2011 and 2012.