Anthony Brandt

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Anthony Brandt is the editor of the Adventure Classics series published by National Geographic Society Press, and the books editor at National Geographic Adventure magazine. Formerly the book critic at Men’s Journal, Brandt has written for The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, and many other magazines, and is the author of two previous books.His latest book The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage, was released in 2010. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

Articles by this Contributor

August/September 1980

Americans first learned to read to save their souls, then to govern themselves. Now the need is not so clear.

April 1994

A canoe trip along a river not far from industrial America reveals that the footprints of human history have been all but covered over by what looks like a primeval paradise

December 2000

MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE PAYING A LOT OF MONEY TO PUT THEMSELVES IN MORTAL DANGER. WHY? AND WHY NOW?

June/July 2004

The explorers who set out two hundred years ago were in danger for three years. Their legacy was in danger for decade after decade—and it was Meriwether Lewis who almost killed it.