Justin Martin

Author and Biographer

Justin Martin’s specialty is American history, meticulously researched, but delivered in a narrative style that’s akin to fiction.

He’s the author of five books, including Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (Da Capo Press, 2011). His others: A Fierce Glory: Antietam —The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery (2018); Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians (2014); Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon (2002); and Greenspan: The Man Behind Money (2000).

Martin is a former staff writer at Fortune. His articles have appeared in various magazines such as Newsweek, Money, and Conde Nast Traveler, as well as in newspapers across the country: The New York Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, San Francisco Chronicle, and Lawrence (KS) Journal World. Martin is a graduate of Rice University in Houston (class of ’87). He lives in Forest Hills Gardens, a landmark New York City neighborhood designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.