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Cigars Hardcover – Illustrated, January 1, 2005

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Book Description

This manifesto of cigar history, legend, and lore takes a stylish look at the making and enjoyment of fine cigars, from Columbus to the golden age of Hollywood through the surging popularity that makes cigar smoking one of today's most popular pleasures.

The main areas essential to cigar erudition and appreciation explored in this volume are:
-- Cigar history, growing, and manufacturing
-- Cigars on stage and screen
-- Cigars in society
-- Storing, cutting, and lighting
-- A catalog of fine cigars

A complete guide to choosing, preparing and enjoying, Cigars details the subtleties of different brands and blends, providing a useful and lively guide to cigars and accoutrements to make the most of a quality smoke. A spectacular collection of over 100 photographs, vintage and cutting-edge advertisements, and fine art reproductions round out this spirited celebration of cigar trivia, nostalgia, and culture.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: MetroBooks; 1st edition (January 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577170431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577170433
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,997,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book contains the kind of material I expected to read, and them some. You will learn the history of tobacco and cigars, and the growing and harvesting of the leaves. In addition, you will learn everything that there is to learn about the making of a fine and not so fine cigar. I was enlightened by reading about the very interesting subject of the Cuban Trade Embargo as it relates to cuban cigars, which is also contained in this book.

I believe that I don't have to purchase another book to learn what I wanted to learn about cigars. Thank you Amazon!
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By A Customer on February 8, 1999
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Lots of great pictures, and tons of info. Not your usual stuffy cigar book. The writing is really a lot of fun. I definately recommend it!!
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By A Customer on June 26, 2000
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Besides the great pictures, this is an unpretentious and well-written work on cigars. I recommend it for all cigar lovers.
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You buy it. Nice book, with a lot of past and present informations about cigars and cigars manufacturers. In the meanwhile you are reading it, could be a great moment to light up a good cigar, dealing it, with you favorite brand of Cognac or Whiskey. This is it!
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I got this for my honey and he loves it as it shows closeup pics of all kinds of cigars as well as descriptions and fakes. Get him a humidor as well and a cutter and lighter and your man will love it....that is if he's into cigars.
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Garbage and dated . Don't waste a dime on it
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