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Anthony Brandt

Anthony Brandt attended Princeton and Columbia before becoming a freelance writer for Esquire, American Heritage, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, GQ, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and many other magazines. He was the essays editor of the Pushcart Prize for 18 years and has served as a nonfiction judge for the National Book Awards. Brandt is the editor of the Adventure Classics series for National Geographic Books, including the first edition of The Journals of Lewis and Clark.


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The Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt
Edited by Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$16.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-7922-9346-0 (0-7922-9346-0)

Explorer. Adventurer. Naturalist. Hunter. Historian. Colonel. Conservationist. “You cannot sum Theodore Roosevelt up,” writes Anthony Brandt in the introduction to this treasure of adventure tales of the twenty-sixth president of the United States, “you can only stand in awe of him.” From capturing cattle thieves in the American West to charging... Read more

North Pole
Edited by Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$15.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-7922-7411-7 (0-7922-7411-3)

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South Pole
Written by Anthony Brandt and Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$15.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-7922-6797-3 (0-7922-6797-4)

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Thomas Jefferson Travels
Edited by Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4262-0058-8 (1-4262-0058-7)

Thomas Jefferson has inspired countless books that explore his brilliant career, his political philosophy, and his extraordinary accomplishments as a gifted leader. Endlessly inquisitive, he was both a tireless writer and one of the most cosmopolitan men of his age. Yet this collection of Jefferson's reflections on his wide-ranging travels reveals... Read more

The Tragic History of the Sea
Written by Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | June 2007
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4262-0094-6 (1-4262-0094-3)

Is there any tale more thrilling than a shipwreck? Disaster at sea is an ever-present peril, inspiring ancient legends, great works of fiction, and countless yarns of deadly typhoons, vessels consumed by fire, and desperate castaways alone on an empty ocean. Before Homer composed the Odyssey, sailors were already telling their... Read more

The Essential Lewis and Clark
Written by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Edited by Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | February 2018
$19.99/25.99(Canada) | 978-1-4262-1717-3 (1-4262-1717-X)

With nuanced observations from the star author and historian, here are the celebrated journals documenting Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume and translated into modern English.

At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented voyage... Read more

The Cruise of the Snark
Written by Jack London, Edited by Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | November 2003
$13.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-7922-6244-2 (0-7922-6244-1)

A collection of travel writings from the author of the classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang.
In 1907, world-renowned writer Jack London, his wife, and two crew members set sail for the South Pacific aboard the Snark, a 45-foot yacht built specifically for the trip. In... Read more

Scrambles Amongst the Alps
Written by Edward Whymper, Edited by Anthony Brandt
National Geographic | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-7922-6923-6 (0-7922-6923-3)

When he first saw the Alps in 1860, Edward Whymper was a 20-year-old English wood engraver whose dream was to become an arctic explorer. Ambitious and hungry for adventure, he fell in love with the challenge the Alps presented and set out to conquer them peak by peak. Whymper made quick... Read more