Books by Martin Dugard

Released: June 3, 2014

"A fine adventure yarn nearly sapped by a gratuitous hook."
An account of the search for the source of the Nile River, mixed in with psychological and sociological lessons to be gleaned from the explorers' story. Read full book review >
KILLING JESUS by Bill O'Reilly
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A pleasing read if you're inclined toward the authors' selective views. Otherwise, the four Gospels will do just fine."
Conservative commentator O'Reilly, working with frequent collaborator Dugard (Killing Kennedy, 2012, etc.), settles on yet another liberal victim of politically motivated killing. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A quick-fire, easy-to-read account of the Kennedy years, with some salacious details to spice it up."
O'Reilly and Dugard (Killing Lincoln, 2011) team up again with a comprehensive account of the John F. Kennedy administration and its untimely end. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An entertaining tale that neither adds to the vast bulk of Lincoln scholarship nor challenges the established theories of Booth's plot and the subsequent trial of the conspirators. Readers seeking a consequential thriller-like portrayal of the assassination should turn to James L. Swanson's Manhunt (2005)."
Cable-news talking head O'Reilly (Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama, 2010, etc.) and historian Dugard (To Be a Runner, 2011, etc.) serve up a sensational, true-crime account of one of the most shocking murders in American history. Read full book review >
Released: May 14, 2008

"Though the Mexican point-of-view receives scant consideration, the book is action-packed and peopled by intriguing characters."
Dugard (Chasing Lance: The 2005 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's Ride of a Lifetime, 2005, etc.) offers an admiring, blow-by-blow account of one of the most shameful wars of aggression in American history. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2005

"Plenty to digest for the history-minded reader who enjoys a bracing story of courage and adventure on the uncharted high seas."
Vivid narrative of the explorer's fourth and most harrowing New World trip reveals a courageous, enigmatic man who weathered the perils of nature and the intrigue of contemporaries high and low. Read full book review >
Released: May 6, 2003

"Fine entertainment for adventure buffs, solidly researched and fluently told."
An action-packed recounting of one of the most famous incidents in the history of exploration. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2001

"Instead, they're likely to enjoy Dugard's well-made narrative, and to come away sharing his abundant admiration for the admirable—and ultimately unfortunate—Cook."
A thoroughly readable biography of the famed sea captain and explorer. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Dugard, an aficiando of bravado, can't explain swagger when it goes pathological, even if it unfolds into a spell of a tale. (color photos, not seen)"
Adventurer Dugard (Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth, 1998) tells the story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, a sailing event with the appeal of playing Russian roulette with all the chambers loaded. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Not everyone will feel the Raid's calling. (16 illustrations, not seen)"
In the true spirit of a participant/observer's way to knowledge, sports journalist Dugard tackles the vigorously insane sport of adventure racing. Read full book review >