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    DescriptionAs the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day. Polo introduced the cultural riches of China to Europe, spawning centuries of Western fascination with Asia. In this lively blend of history, biography, and travelogue, acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen separates myth from history, creating the most authoritative account yet of Polo's remarkable adventures. Exceptionally narrated and written with a discerning eye for detail, "Marco Polo" is as riveting as the life it describes.


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    Title
    Marco Polo
    Subtitle
    From Venice to Xanadu
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Bergreen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 415
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400078806
    ISBN 10: 1400078806
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 910.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 910.4
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: G370.P9 B37 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNB, DNBH, RGR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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.
    Review quote
    "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"