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  • Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe | Laurence Bergreen

    Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated By Laurence Bergreen
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    This is the first full account in nearly half a century of this voyage into history: a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance; a startling anthropological account of tribes, languages, and customs unknown to Europeans; and a chronicle of a desperate grab for commercial and political power.

    Holly Mckinzie Beene says: "The Reading IS an Issue"
  • Marco Polo | Laurence Bergreen

    Marco Polo

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen, comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history.

    PETER says: "Educational and Entertaining but a bit repetitive"
  • Columbus: The Four Voyages | Laurence Bergreen

    Columbus: The Four Voyages

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
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    From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history.

    David says: "Does exactly what you want"
  • Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu | Laurence Bergreen

    Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen, comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history.

    Carl says: "Fun Historical Book"
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