Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu (Paperback)
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Short Description for Marco Polo 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.
- Published: 01 November 2008
- Format: Paperback 415 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781400078806 ISBN 10: 1400078806
- Sales rank: 241,830
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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.