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Written by Laurence BergreenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Laurence Bergreen

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 21, 2008
  • Price: $18.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-7880-6 (1-4000-7880-6)
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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 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.

“Sumptuous. . . . A full-blooded rendition of Polo's astonishing 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