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Laurence Bergreen is the prize-winning author of "Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe," as well as "James Agee: A Life"; "Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life"; "Capone: The Man and the Era"; and "As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin," each considered the definitive work on its subject. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in New York City. As part of the research for this book, he traveled Marco Polo's route across Mongolia and China.

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" This is an enthusiastic retelling of Marco Polo's timeless story. Laurence Bergreen draws from a broad range of the surviving Polo manuscripts to create a convincing portrait of how Marco was able to get to thirteenth century China, and of what he saw, felt and did when he got there. Readers unfamiliar with Polo's adventures will find much pleasure here."
--Jonathan Spence, author of "Emperor of China
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& quot; This is an enthusiastic retelling of Marco Polo's timeless story. Laurence Bergreen draws from a broad range of the surviving Polo manuscripts to create a convincing portrait of how Marco was able to get to thirteenth century China, and of what he saw, felt and did when he got there. Readers unfamiliar with Polo's adventures will find much pleasure here.& quot;
--Jonathan Spence, author of Emperor of China

"This is an enthusiastic retelling of Marco Polo's timeless story. Laurence Bergreen draws from a broad range of the surviving Polo manuscripts to create a convincing portrait of how Marco was able to get to thirteenth century China, and of what he saw, felt and did when he got there. Readers unfamiliar with Polo's adventures will find much pleasure here."
--Jonathan Spence, author of "Emperor of China
""At last! Marco Polo comes to life! Laurence Bergreen, perhaps America's liveliest biographer, has created a triumph of fascinations, a classic portrait that now surely can never be bettered."
--Simon Winchester, author of "The Map That Changed the World
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"With his polished, authoritative storytelling, Bergreen makes the world of Marco Polo very pertinent."--"Entertainment Weekly
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"Fascinating . . . A constant surprise and delight."
--"The Plain Dealer
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"[An] exciting reconstruction of the extraordinary life of Marco Polo . . . impressively researched and deftly composed."
--"Booklist
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"This is an enthusiastic retelling of Marco Polo's timeless story. Laurence Bergreen draws from a broad range of the surviving Polo manuscripts to create a convincing portrait of how Marco was able to get to thirteenth century China, and of what he saw, felt and did when he got there. Readers unfamiliar with Polo's adventures will find much pleasure here."
--Jonathan Spence, author of "Emperor of China
""At last! Marco Polo comes to life! Laurence Bergreen, perhaps America's liveliest biographer, has created a triumph of fascinations, a classic portrait that now surely can never be bettered."
--Simon Winchester, author of "The Map That Changed the World
"
"As enthralling as a rollicking travel journal."
-- "New York Times Book Review
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"With his polished, authoritative storytelling, Bergreen makes the world of Marco Polo very pertinent."--"Entertainment Weekly
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"Mesmerizing . . . This is lively history that is richly detailed and destined to be the definitive account of Marco Polo and his adventures for decades to come."
--"Tucson Citizen
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"Illuminating . . . A window into the most exotic of places and times."
--"St. Petersburg Times"

"Fascinating . . . A constant surprise and delight."
--"The Plain Dealer
"
"[An] exciting reconstruction of the extraordinary life of Marco Polo . . . impressively researched and deftly composed."
--"Booklist
"
"This is an enthusiastic retelling of Marco Polo's timeless story. Laurence Bergreen draws from a broad range of the surviving Polo manuscripts to create a convincing portrait of how Marco was able to get to thirteenth century China, and of what he saw, felt and did when he got there. Readers unfamiliar with Polo's adventures will find much pleasure here."
--Jonathan Spence, author of "Emperor of China

""At last! Marco Polo comes to life! Laurence Bergreen, perhaps America's liveliest biographer, has created a triumph of fascinations, a classic portrait that now surely can never be bettered."
--Simon Winchester, author of "The Map That Changed the World
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