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… See more details below

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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.

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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:
9780966623918
Publisher:
Sumner Books
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
750,641
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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