Nathaniel Lande

Degree and Year: 
BA 1956
Professional Title: 
Author and journalist
Time, Inc. and National Geographic

Professional Background: 
Nathaniel Lande was educated at Duke, Oxford University and earned his doctorate at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of ten books, including: the award-winning Dispatches from the Front: A History of the American War Correspondent (hardcover, Henry Holt, December 1996, Trade paper, Oxford University Press, 1998); Cricket, A Novel (NAL Books, 1982; Signet Books, 1983); Blueprinting (HarperCollins-San Francisco, 1995); The Cigar Connoisseur: An Illustrated History and Guide to the Worldäó»s Finest Cigars (Clarkson Potter, November 1998). The Life and Times of Homer Sincere Whose Amazing Adventures Are Documented by His True and Trusted Friend Rigby Canfield, An American Novel (Peter Meyer: Overlook Press 2010); and National Geographicäó»s best selling, The Ten Best of Everything: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers, Third Edition published 2012. He has held positions as Creative Director for the Magazine Group, TIME Incorporated; Director of TIME World News Service and London Bureau Chief; a Founding Director of TIME-Life Films; Executive Producer for both the CBS and NBC television networks; producer/director for Movies of the Week (CBS), Cinema Center Films. His films and documentaries have won over twenty international awards and he has served as a special White House aide for two United States presidents. Dr. Lande was Distinguished Professor to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Visiting Scholar to Trinity College Dublin. He has lectured at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and Trinity College Dublin, and a guest of the Oxford Union. Please refer to for additional background and reviews.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
Went on to Oxford and class mate of Reynolds Price, and earned my doctorate at Trinity College Dublin
Nathaniel Lande