In Search of Pipe Dreams

In Search of Pipe Dreams

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by Rick Newcombe
     
 

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Stories of pipe-smoking's greatest craftspeople intertwine with advice and commentary in these essays on the art of pipe smoking. While exploring pipe craftsmanship worldwide, these writings combine tales of the author's visits to Europe's most prestigious pipe-makers with a look at pipe-smoking's history and the hobby's most famous practitioners, including Albert

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Stories of pipe-smoking's greatest craftspeople intertwine with advice and commentary in these essays on the art of pipe smoking. While exploring pipe craftsmanship worldwide, these writings combine tales of the author's visits to Europe's most prestigious pipe-makers with a look at pipe-smoking's history and the hobby's most famous practitioners, including Albert Einstein, Norman Rockwell, and Mark Twain. Interviews with Old World craftspeople provide insight into the delicate and personal craft of pipe-making, and a treatise on pipe-smoking's relaxing benefits intermingles with advice on how to smoke, buy, break in, clean, and use a pipe to cope with the frantic pace of the 21st century. Includes a 16 page color photo insert.

Editorial Reviews

The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris - Steve Fallon
Rick Newcombe's style is such that he weaves fact, opinion and personality into his pipe stories without overwhelming or boring the reader. His writings are interesting, informative, and always entertaining.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148800972
Publisher:
Sumner Books
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
261
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Rick Newcombe has been inducted into the Pipe Smoker's Hall of Fame and is the recipient of both the Doctor of Pipes Award from the Chicagoland Pipe Club and the award for Outstanding Pipe Collection from the Southwest Pipe and Cigar League. He has written for The Pipe Collector, Pipe Friendly, The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris, and Pipes and Tobaccos, and he is the founder and chairman of Creators Syndicate, the first syndication company to work toward a more equitable arrangement between syndicates and the talent that they represent. He lives in Los Angeles.
Albert Mendez has written extensively for many pipe-smoking publications, including The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris and The Pipe Collector. He lives in New York City.

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In Search of Pipe Dreams 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Other pipe books I have bought in the past were very general, with no specific brands mentioned and no detailed instructions on using a pipe. In this book the author shares his favorite brands and smoking techniques. He also makes some very interesting recommendations on modifying pipes to get a better smoke. This really is a great book and the beginning and end are very tongue in cheek. I can definitely recommend this for anyone who enjoys pipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I already own a copy of this book, but I am going to buy this new edition to see what's new. Rick Newcombe is an incredible writer and unbelievably knowledgeable about pipes and pipe smoking. The gentleman that introduces the book, Albert Mendez, is a brilliant and very entertaining writer. I can't recommend this book too highly. I read it and saw the light - picked up a Chonowitsch and a Bang (and I'm getting a Nordh for my birthday!) and now I'm down with the Danes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago