Boston, MA, November 02, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- New Word City Llc announces the publication of The Joy of Steam, a new eBook by the bestselling author and award-winning travel writer and frequent New York Times contributor Tony Perrottet.
The historic bathhouses of Istanbul were built on the sites of the great thermae of the ancient Romans, writes Perrottet. Today, they are a last vestige of the bathing tradition that was celebrated across the Mediterranean for centuries. A visit to Istanbul’s most spectacular bath, Cagaloglu Hamam, offers some surprising – and occasionally disconcerting – connections to the past.
About The Author
The need for perpetual motion has always been Tony Perrottet’s defining trait. From his current home in the East Village of Manhattan, he has traveled to Fiji, Iceland, Tierra del Fuego, and Zanzibar, while contributing to The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Slate, Outside, The Village Voice, and the London Sunday Times. His work has been selected for the Best American Travel Writing series four times. Perrottet is the author of five books, most recently Napoleon’s Privates and The Sinner’s Grand Tour. He is also a regular guest on National Public Radio and the History Channel, where he has spoken about everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco.
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.