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The Return of Marco Polo s World

Author : Robert D. Kaplan
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A bracing assessment of U.S. foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and The Coming Anarchy “[Kaplan] has emerged not only as an eloquent defender of foreign-policy realism but as a grand strategist to whom the Pentagon turns for a tour d’horizon.”—The Wall Street Journal In the late thirteenth century, Marco Polo began a decades-long trek from Venice to China along the trade route between Europe and Asia known as the Silk Road—a foundation of Kublai Khan’s sprawling empire. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the Chinese regime has proposed a land-and-maritime Silk Road that duplicates exactly the route Marco Polo traveled. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, Robert D. Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America’s role in a turbulent world that encompasses the Chinese challenge. From Kaplan’s immediate thoughts on President Trump to a frank examination of what will happen in the event of war with North Korea, these essays are a vigorous reckoning with the difficult choices the United States will face in the years ahead. Praise for The Return of Marco Polo’s World “Elegant and humane . . . [a] prophecy from an observer with a depressingly accurate record of predictions.”—Bret Stephens, The New York Times Book Review “These essays constitute a truly pathbreaking, brilliant synthesis and analysis of geographic, political, technological, and economic trends with far-reaching consequences. The Return of Marco Polo’s World is another work by Robert D. Kaplan that will be regarded as a classic.”—General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) “Thoughtful, unsettling, but not apocalyptic analyses of world affairs flow steadily off the presses, and this is a superior example. . . . Presented with enough verve and insight to tempt readers to set it aside to reread in a few years.”—Kirkus Review (starred review) “An astute, powerfully stated, and bracing presentation.”—Booklist “This volume compiles sixteen major essays on America’s foreign policy from national security commentator Kaplan. . . . An overview of thoughtful, multilayered positions and perspectives evolving through changing circumstances.”—Publishers Weekly

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Author : Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. Victorian Branch, Melbourne
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The Good American

Author : Robert D. Kaplan
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Vietnam, 1966-1969 -- Guatemala, 1970-1977 -- Domenica, El Salvador, and South America, 1979-1983 -- Uganda, Luwero Triangle, 1984 -- South China Sea, 1984-1985 -- Sudan and Chad, 1985 -- Honduras, 1985-1986 -- Mozambique, 1987-1988 -- Ethiopia and Somalia, 1989 -- Liberia by Way of Nicaraqua, 1990-1993 -- Rwanda, 1994 -- Gaza and the West Bank, 1995 -- Bosnia, 1995-1996 -- Northern Uganda by Way of Nicaraqua, 1996-1997 -- From El Salvador to Ecuador and Colombia, by Way of Africa, 1997-2002 and 2008-2009 -- North Korea, 2002 -- Nepal, 2003 -- Micronesia by Way of Iraq, 2003-2008 -- Northern Mexico by Way of Central America, 2010-2013.

The Exploration of the World

Author : Jules Verne
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The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian

Author : Marco Polo
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The Shrines and Sepulchres of the Old and New World

Author : Richard Robert Madden
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The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian

Author : Marco Polo
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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author : Marco Polo
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The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his adventures in China and tells how he served as an emissary for Kublai Khan

World Civilizations

Author : Philip J. Adler
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This thorough introduction to world history presents material in manageable bites using a narrative format. This full-color, pedagogically rich, map- intensive text balances discussion of all major civilizations. The extensive ancillary package provides ample support of the first-time instructor of the World History course.

The Life and Times of Marco Polo

Author : Susan Zannos
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Marco Polo, the first European to travel to China and return to write about his adventures, was born in Venice in 1254. Marco s father had left on a journey to Asia before the boy was born. Marco did not see his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo Polo, until fifteen years later. In 1271 the three Polos left Venice and headed for the court of Kublai Khan in eastern China. The journey took them more than three years—they arrived in 1275. Marco Polo became a favorite of the Great Khan, and was sent on important missions all over the Mongol Empire. Marco and his father and uncle served Kublai Khan for 17 years. When they returned to Venice in 1295, Marco became the captain of a merchant ship and was captured and imprisoned in Genoa. While in prison he and another prisoner who was a writer of romances wrote the story of Marco Polo s adventures.

The Travels of Marco Polo for Boys and Girls

Author : Marco Polo
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World Press Review

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Authentic Biographies of the World s Greatest People

Author : George L. Potter
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Catalog of wax figures held in the museum.

The World Book Encyclopedia

Author : World Book, Inc
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Masterplots Cyclopedia of world authors seven hundred fifty three novelists poets playwrights from the world s fine literature

Author : Frank Northen Magill
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Explorers and Discoverers of the World

Author : Daniel B. Baker
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Provide biographies of over 300 explorers

Of Cabbages and Kings 2

Author : Kimbley Olson Fakih
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Provides a selection of articles on a wide variety of subjects, stories, and poems from American magazines for children.

Tiegs Adams Social Studies Series

Author : Eleanor Thomas
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Marco Polo to Perry

Author : Columbia University. Libraries
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Screen World 2002

Author : John Willis
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(Screen World). Every significant U.S. and international film released from January 1 to December 31, 2002, along with complete filmographies: cast, characters, credits, production company, month released, rating and running time. Also included are biographical entires: an unmatched reference of over 2,250 living stars, including real name, school, place and date of birth.