Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 23, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
Since there are 2,000 reviews of this book already, there's no need to summarise the book but I'll just add my 'thumbs up' to a very entertaining and informative work. The combination of long quotes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Fascinating read that follows Marco Polo's _Travels_ through Asia - enlightening us as to what was true and what he was making up (surprisingly little). Gives us some historical background and expands ... Read full review