by Daniel Brook
Hardcover, 457 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |
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An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity.
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