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Marco Polo and the Realm of Kublai Khan
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  • Authored by: Tim McNeese
  • From the Series: Explorers of New Lands
  • Trim Size: 6-3/4 x 9-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 0791086127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8612-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 915
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 176


In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo traveled from Venice to meet the great ruler of the east, Kublai Khan. This ruler of the enormous Mongol Empire invited Polo into his service; thus began Polo's 25 years of travel to the far corners of the Mongol empire. When Polo returned to Venice, he wrote The Book of Marco Polo, a book that would become world famous.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Sidebars. Chronology. Timeline. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Tim McNeese is an associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska, where he has been teaching for more than 15 years. McNeese earned an associate's degree from York College, a B.A. in history and political science from Harding University, and an M.A. in history from Missouri State University. He has published more than 100 books and educational materials over the past 20 years, on everything from Picasso to landmark Supreme Court decisions. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work Contemporary Authors. In 2006, McNeese appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.

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