Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu

Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu


By (author) Laurence Bergreen

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 415 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 202mm x 24mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1400078806
  • ISBN 13: 9781400078806
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 182,098

Product description

From the bestselling author of Over the Edge of the World comes the fascinating, definitive biography of one of the earliest world travelers. 24 pages of color illustrations and three maps.

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Author information

Laurence Bergreen is a prize-winning biographer and historian. His books have been translated into fifteen languages worldwide. His last book, "Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe," was a New York Times "Notable Book" for 2003 and a bestseller. He has written for many national publications including "Esquire," "Newsweek," and "The Chicago Tribune." Mr. Bergreen graduated from Harvard in 1972. He is a member of PEN American Center, and is a trustee of the New York Society Library. He lives in New York.

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"Sumptuous. . . . A full-blooded rendition of Polo's astonishingh journey. . . . Richly researched and vividly conveyed." --"The Washington Post Book World""Fascinating. . . . Richly detailed and illuminating, a window into the most exotic of places and times." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer""As enthralling as a rollicking travel journal. . . . The world [Polo] encountered was stranger than any fable." --"The New York Times Book Review" "With his polished, authoritative storytelling, Bergreen makes the world of Marco Polo very permanent." --"Entertainment Weekly"