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Laurence Bergreen
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Laurence Bergreen is a prize-winning biographerand 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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Louis Armstrong

Written by Laurence Bergreen

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 1, 1998
Price: $27.00

Louis Armstrong was the founding father of jazz and one of this century's towering cultural figures, yet the full story of his extravagant life has never been told.

Born in 1901 to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a slave, he came of age among the prostitutes, pimps, and rag-and-bone merchants of New Orleans... Read more >
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Louis Armstrong

Written by Laurence Bergreen

Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $14.99

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Marco Polo
From Venice to Xanadu
Written by Laurence Bergreen

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $18.95

As 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... Read more >

Marco Polo

Written by Laurence Bergreen

Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $13.99

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