Drawing on original sources in more than half a dozen languages, and his own travels along Polo's route in China and Mongolia, Bergreen explores the lingering controversies surrounding Polo's legend, settling age-old questions and testing others for significance. Synthesizing history, biography, and travelogue, this is a timely chronicle of a man who extended the boundaries of human knowledge and imagination. Destined to be the definitive account of its subject for decades to come, Marco Polo takes us on a journey to the limits of history: and beyond.
©2007 Laurence Bergreen; (P)2007 Books on Tape
I enjoy any history book and probably ignore more than the average reader in story or performance shortcomings. This book contained a wealth of history and unique perspective, although I found it somewhat repetitive. The performance and production was good and easy to follow and listen to, but I don't think many non-history buffs would have stuck with it.
Outstanding story for history buffs.
Similar to Columbus books. This book held my interest and I'm not usually a fan of World History.
The story comes across as factually complete and accurate. It is also like reading a history book everything was 3rd person. I was expecting a story to live with as it was told not a history lecture.
No, too difficult to stay focused.
Overall good job delivering the book.
Yes, one that is told as a first person account.
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