Laurence Bergreen Biography
Laurence Bergreen is an award-winning biographer, historian, and chronicler of exploration. His books have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. In October 2007, Alfred A. Knopf published Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, a groundbreaking biography of the iconic traveler. Warner Brothers is developing a feature film based on this book starring Matt Damon and written by William Monahan, who won an Oscar for The Departed.
His previous works include Over the Edge of the World: Magellans Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, Voyage to Mars: NASAs Search for Life Beyond Earth, Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life and As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin.
He has written for many national publications including Esquire, Newsweek, TV Guide, Details, Prologue, The Chicago Tribune, and Military History Quarterly. A frequent lecturer at major universities and symposiums, he also serves as a Featured Historian for the History Channel.
Mr. Bergreen graduated from Harvard University in 1972. He is a member of PEN American Center, The Explorers Club, the Authors Guild, and the board of the New York Society Library. He lives in New York City.
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This biography was last updated on 09/22/2010.
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