The Cigar: An Illustrated History of Fine Smoking

The Cigar: An Illustrated History of Fine Smoking

by Barnaby Conrad
     
 
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,

Overview

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.

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If I cannot smoke in heaven, then I shall not go. Mark Twain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811814492
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Barnaby Conrad III is a painter and the author of ten books including Absinthe: History in a Bottle, published by Chronicle Books (0-8118-1650-8).

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