Cigars and Pipes
Hardcover ISBN: 0811814491
What do Charlie Chaplin, Ulysses S. Grant, Franz Liszt, Al Capone, George Sand, and Sharon Stone have in common? The love of a fine cigar. Barnaby Conrad III, author of The Martini and an avid fan of cigars himself, has dedicated his new book to the poetic, historical, and artistic pursuit of this wonderful, timeless passion. Drawing upon examples from art, film, literature, and politics, The Cigar presents a lushly illustrated, fascinating social history, honoring the cigar's origins and development, as well as its sexy and everlasting allure. Witty and elegant, The Cigar is the perfect gift for male or female cigar aficionados.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cigars
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1592575919
For millions of men and women, itÂ's the ultimate pleasure Â… From private parties to hip bars to posh gentlemenÂ's clubs, cigar smoking has become an eight billion dollar global pastime. But, like wine, a fine cigar requires dedicated study and tasting. HereÂ's the only comprehensive book on the subject, featuring all the information that novice and veteran cigar aficionados need. --New handy 6 X 9 format --Completely updated with the latest brands, product lines, and accessories --Features web-related cost-cutting tips --Step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of a cigar
The Havana Cigar
Hardcover ISBN: 0789203278
After two years in Cuba researching cigar production, the author has compiled a testament to this legendary status symbol that, according to connoisseurs, is transcendent in quality. He reviews the history of cigars in Cuba and details the processes involved in creating them, including the cultivation of tobacco, the curing process, and the handiwork. Rich color photographs reveal the beauty of the land and the hands and faces of the craftsmen. Includes a cigar reference guide. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Hardcover ISBN: 1590517938
Addressing a lifelong addiction, an ex-smoker reflects on his experiences as a smoker from a young age and investigates the irreversible effects of nicotine on thought and patterns of behavior, deconstructing every facet of dependency and offering a brilliant analysis of the psychopathology of addiction.
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.