The Adventures of Marco Polo, Volume 1 (Compact Disc)

George Edwards

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Synopsis: The world was a much different place than we know it today; Venice, with its extreme wealth, was the center of trade for most of the civilized world and the Polo family - Niccolo and his brother Maffeo - were two of its most successful businessmen. Always seeking to enrich their fortunes by forming trading relationships with other lands, the Polo's made it their goal to travel to the Far East - a largely unknown world that was believed by outsiders to be uncivilized, dangerous, and far too threatening to enter let alone conduct business with. With the promise of great wealth awaiting them, however, the two intrepid brothers did not let the possible threats deter them - and, in fact, chose to bring Niccolo's young and impetuous son Marco along with them on the journey.

About the Author: George C. Edwards III, one of the country's leading scholars of the presidency, is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He also holds the George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies in the Bush School, and has held visiting appointments at Oxford, the University of London, Peking University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was the founder and from 1991-2001 the director of The Center for Presidential Studies. He has authored dozens of articles and has written or edited nineteen books on American politics and public policy making, including AT THE MARGINS: PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP OF CONGRESS, PRESIDENTIAL APPROVAL, PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP, NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC POLICY, and RESEARCHING THE PRESIDENCY. He is also editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly. Among his latest books, ON DEAF EARS: THE LIMITS OF THE BULLY PULPIT is a study of the effectiveness of presidential leadership of public opinion, and WHY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS BAD FOR AMERICA advocates direct election of the president. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Roper Center and the Board of Trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency.

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