Cigars and Pipes
Cigarettes: Anatomy of an Industry from Seed to Smoke
Cigarettes
Anatomy of an Industry from Seed to Smoke
Paperback      ISBN: 1565847431

Cigarettes chronicles the controversies of a 350 billion dollar industry, telling the fast-paced business story of cigarettes--from seed to smoke--that surprises as it entertains. In a book Publishers Weekly calls "an absorbing and informative history of cigarettes," Parker-Pope provides "up-to-date coverage of the recent tobacco industry litigation that] is not only concise and accessible, but illuminating." The author, who follows the tobacco industry for the Wall Street Journal, offers a unique spin on a much-covered topic, examining the commercial aspect of an industry that became the biggest business success story of the twentieth century.

Smoke: A Global History of Smoking
Smoke
A Global History of Smoking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1861892004

Human beings have always smoked, and they probably always will. Every culture in recorded history has smoked something, whether as a cure or for pleasure, whether as part of a ritual or as an aspect of popular culture. It is curious, then, that no history of smoking has been written based on the assumption that smoking - in all of its forms and products - is a cultural phenomenon common to all human societies.

Smoke: A Global History of Smoking examines the culture of smoking in different traditions and locations around the world. From opium dens in Victorian England to tobacco in Edo period Japan, and from ganja and cocaine to Havana cigars, Smoke encompasses the subject as no book has before.

Based in cultural history, it employs a large number of images as part of its evidence: around 300 illustrations document smoking and smokers of many substances including tobacco, scented cigarettes, marijuana, opium and cocaine. The various essays examine the changing role of smoking in high and popular culture, ranging from images used in advertising to the legal and moral critiques of smoking, and from opera to the internet. Smoke will appeal to all those who smoke, all those who used to smoke, and all those who have tried, and failed, to give it up.
Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization
Tobacco
A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization
Paperback      ISBN: 0802139604

A fascinating foray into the realm of tobacco, which was first cultivated and used for medicinal, religious, and social purposes, traces its evolution from a neccessity to a coveted commodity that would forever change the economy by documenting the history of this illustrious plant, from its use as the sacred calumet of the Plains Indians to the controversy surrounding it today. Reprint.



This copy has two instances of text pasted down and one black box of text- still readable and a bit curious.

The Tobacconist Handbook: An Essential Guide to Cigars & Pipes
The Tobacconist Handbook
An Essential Guide to Cigars & Pipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1510752129
Learn the ins and outs of luxury tobacco use, from cigars, pipes, and more

As we live in the "golden age of cigar making," there is more to know and appreciate than ever before.

Great cigars and pipe tobaccos take years to grow, nurture, age, blend, and construct, yet their destiny is to return to dust; it is an extraordinary transformational and artistic journey that yields priceless moments and memories for the aficionado. But where do things begin? Where to start?

From Jorge Armenteros, founder of Tobacconist University(R), you will learn everything you want and need to know about cigars and pipes. From seed to cigar, Armenteros will teach not only the history of tobacco, but what the future holds.

The Tobacconist Handbook exists as a resource for lovers of luxury tobacco to enhance our knowledge, appreciation, and quality of life.

Included in this handbook are numerous important lessons, including:
  • Learning the different types of tobacco
  • Which cigar best suits you
  • How to taste luxury tobacco
  • Making the perfect cut
  • Setting up a humidor
  • And much more

Great cigars and pipes help us ruminate, decompress, gather our thoughts and emotions, revitalize ourselves, and savor our time. Furthermore, through education you will learn that luxury tobacco products are used by choice and not out of habit. They are products created by great craftsmen and women who honor thousands of years of traditions and history.

Whether you're a seasoned smoker or someone looking to learn more about the history and becoming a cigar aficionado, The Tobacconist Handbook is the perfect place to start.