The Lost Buddha - by Joshua Hammer

Boston, MA, June 11, 2011 --( New Word City Llc announces the publication of The Lost Buddha, a new eBook by award-winning author and veteran journalist Joshua Hammer.

Come with Hammer as he travels to the ancient Afghan city of Bamiyan, where the Taliban destroyed two giant standing Buddhas. There he finds archaeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi in search of a third Buddha – this one 1,400 year old and 1,000 feet long - that he believes lies buried beneath the same cliffs. Will Tarzi find his lost Buddha, one of archeology’s greatest mysteries?

About The Author

Joshua Hammer spent 15 years a foreign correspondent and Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, based, successively, in Nairobi, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Cape Town. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2004-2005, Hammer left Newsweek the following year and became a freelance writer, based in Berlin. He is a contributing writer and editor for the Smithsonian and a contributing editor for Outside. He writes regularly for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Fast Company, Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. He is the author of Chosen by God, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; A Season in Bethlehem; and Yokohama Burning.

About New Word City

New Word City LLC is a leader in the emerging field of digital publishing, specializing in and pioneering short-form eBooks on a variety of topics, such as biographies, business, fiction, food, history, sports, and travel. Its eBooks appear regularly on a number of bestseller lists. Its titles are also featured each week on the Starbucks Digital Network.

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