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Cigar Aficionado's Cigar Companion
Marvin R. Shanken
0762419571
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cigar Aficionado magazine, known worldwide for its celebration of the good things in life, revolutionized the art and enjoyment of cigar smoking. More than one million readers turn to the magazine to learn about the world's most enjoyable cigars, spirits, wines, beers, restaurants, resorts, collectibles, and more. In each issue, the editors evaluate a wide variety of cigars in a blind tasting format and rate them on a 100-point scale. Our previous Cigar Aficionado titles have sold a combined total of nearly half a million copies. Now Cigar Aficionado presents the ultimate resource, an easy-to-use, full-color guide with ratings and tasting notes for more than 200 fine cigars, organized by brand. For less than the price of 3 good cigars, it also explores the history and production of cigars, with expert advice on buying,...


The International Connoisseur's Guide to Cigars: The Art of Selecting and Smoking
Jane P. Resnick
1884822886
January 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
We have witnessed a reemergence of cigar culture--everyone is doing it, in popular movies, TV, and in the many cigar-friendly clubs which have sprung up. The International Connoisseur's Guide to Cigars is an authoritative guide to fine cigars from around the world. If you don't know a Cuban from a Swisher Sweet, this book will end that confusion! Over 100 full color photographs, fascinating cigar facts, and amusing anecdotes make this a "smoking" book!

Book Description
Here is the most convenient, expert and well-priced guide you'll find to tell you what cigars are available, how and where you can get them, and what the qualities are of each brand and variety. Like fine wines, exquisite cheeses, or the best caviars, a good cigar is something to be savored and appreciated...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cigars
Tad Gage
0028619757
September 1997
Paperback
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Smoke, Dec. 1997/Feb. 1998
The former publisher of The Compleat Smoker, Gage has compiled an unbelievably thorough trove of cigar data, from the growing process to cigar history, to lingo and accessories. With a foreword by Alyson R. Boxman, this book provides valuable tips about the best size, shape, and make for a new smoker, while a glossary and 100-cigar descriptive review arms the neophyte with all the pertinent cigar information.

Book Description
Approximately 10 million Americans smoke cigars today, while cigar bars are popping everywhere. This book features a run-down of cigar terms, sizes and shapes and teaches readers how to clip, light, and smoke a cigarand even how to deal with an uneven burning cigarhow to care for cigars, judge a good cigar, use tobacconists to help...


The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus (3 Complete Adventures in One Volume, Vol. 1)

0316359408
May 2, 1994
Hardcover
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I'm Just Getting Started
Jack McKeon
1572437111
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Jack McKeon became a baseball legend by doing things his way, and he shares his remarkable odyssey with the same reckless abandon. The cigar-chomping, storytelling principal of the proverbial old school made the most of a late-in-life opportunity and led the Florida Marlins to victory in the 2003 World Series. His journey to becoming the oldest manager to reach baseball’s promised land is as hilarious as it is unlikely, and you will believe him when he tells you he’s not stopping there.

From the Inside Flap
Good things really do come to those who wait—just ask Jack McKeon. After spending more than 50 years in baseball, McKeon was as far away from the game as he’d ever been in the spring of 2003, doing all the things a 72-year-old grandfather does in quiet...


The Cigar
Barnaby Conrad
0811814491
September 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bargain Books are non-returnable.

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.

About the Author
Barnaby Conrad III is a painter and the author of ten books including Absinthe: History...



The Ultimate Cigar Book (Tenth Anniversary Edition 1993-2003)
Richard Carleton Hacker
0931253144
August 2003
Hardcover
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Cigar Aficionado
"direct concise prose is used...Hacker doesn't shy away from including even the most obscure brands..." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Smoke Magazine
"...He writes in an entertaining and witty style...contains information that has never before been made available to the public." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Cigars, Whiskey and Winning: Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant
Al Kaltman
0735201633
April 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
"Ulysses S. Grant was a perceptive and surprisingly modern manager," writes Al Kaltman. "A pragmatist who learned from his own and others' successes and failures, he brought new dimensions to strategic planning. He was adept at seizing and exploiting opportunities as they presented themselves, and he boldly shattered paradigms long before the term paradigm had made its way into the management jargon."

Kaltman uses Grant's military career, beginning with his enrollment at West Point through his early successes in the Civil War to his eventual command of the entire Union Army, to illustrate 250 basic principles of business success, from "Bureaucrats do the dumbest things" to "You can't stop the clock." In an afterword, Kaltman considers how President Grant failed to live up to the principles of teamwork and planning that...



The Shipcarvers' Art
Ralph Sessions
0691120811
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Janet Catherine Berlo, author of "The Early Years of Native American Art History" : Beautifully written, meticulously researched, and well-presented, The Shipcarvers' Art represents a major contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century American visual culture. There is simply no other book out there that covers this material. It succeeds marvelously at understanding the material on its own terms, and presenting it in the context of American social history. That is a superlative achievement. All scholars of American art history and folk art, as well as collectors, will want this book.
David H. Shayt, museum curator in American cultural history : The Shipcarvers' Art will have an important and lasting impact on our understanding of shop figures. Ralph Sessions seeks to elevate the lowly 'Cigar-Store...


Cubans: The Ultimate Cigars
William P. Mara
1558216448
September 1998
Hardcover
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Review
"Full of information."--Publishers Weekly


Zippo Lighters
Russell E. Lewis
0873496973
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
First manufactured in the early 1930s, Zippo windproof lighters now represent one of the fastest growing categories in the world of collectibles. They have become an American icon--James Dean cool, Corvette sleek, and as American as apple pie. Reliable, historical, and highly collectible, Zippo lighters are sold and traded by thousands of enthusiastic fans from nearly every continent. Over 325 million windproof lighters have been produced and over the years, few changes have occurred. This full-color identification and price guide tells the complete story of the lighter; offers complete identification and dating information, and gives values for the most collectible lighters on the market today. * Includes 750 full-color photographs for quick and easy identification * Provides complete story of the Zippo windproof...


Anna in the Tropics
Nilo Cruz
0822220008
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Juan Julian, a new lector, arrives at the tobacco shop, lives will inexorably be changed as he navigates through the prose of Anna Karenina for the edification of the cigar rollers. Set in Florida in 1929, the characters battle each other and themselves about the changing times as they confront technology, equality, money and love, reflected in the passages read by Julian. Though provocative and provoking in its suggestions and themes, this performance doesn't have much to beyond that. Jimmy Smits's performance peaks with his charged passages from Tolstoy's novel, but throughout the rest of the play his performance proves less than stellar. Some memorable performances include Winston Rocha as Santiago and Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela, but overall, the building tension in the short play feels forced and the...


Cubans: The Ultimate Cigars
Wil P. Mara
1585745960
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A comprehensive companion to the world's most famous cigars.


Capitalism, God and a Good Cigar
Lydia Chavez
0822334941
June 2005
Paperback
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Library Journal
"Without question, this is the most revealing book available on Cuba today. . . . Highly recommended." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
Without question, this is the most revealing book available on Cuba today. . . . Covering every aspect of Cubanlife, from capitalism to literature to contemporary hip-hop culture, these vivid essays bring Cuban society into focus. . . . Highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries."
--Library Journal
"[For] people who want to see today's Cuba, vicariously and legally. . . . One cannot help but be inspired."
--Jerry V. Haines, The Washington Post

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The Cigar Roller
Pablo Medina
0802117929
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The final days of a paralyzed stroke victim provide the occasion for a poignant set of immigrant's reflections in Medina's latest. Amadeo Terra spends days and nights in his Catholic nursing home in Tampa silently raging against the neglect of his grown children and the shortcomings (and even brutality) of various staff caretakers. In between episodes of internalized anger, Terra relives his path to becoming a master cigar roller in Cuba, his emigration and work in Tampa's Ibor City cigar factories and his troubled marriage. Medina (The Return of Felix Nogarra) crafts a complex, rewarding novel out of a static setting. Passages in which Terra relives his romantic past, uses his bodily functions in retaliatory fashion or rails against the emptiness of life in Florida each have a particular texture. The darker...


Cigars of the Pharoah

0316358363
Apr 1975
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Cigars of the Pharaoh is one of Tintin's earliest adventures. He and Snowy are on a cruise to Egypt when they happen to meet Professor Sophocles Sarcophagus (the first of Tintin's absent-minded professors) and join his expedition. But they become embroiled in a complicated scheme involving a fakir, cigars marked with an unusual brand, and Rajijah, the poison of madness. Most significantly, Tintin meets the detectives Thompson and Thomson as well as the movie mogul Rastapopolous. While Cigars of the Pharaoh is a self-contained story, some of the mysteries are resolved in The Blue Lotus. Herge wrote Cigars in 1932 then revised it in 1955, which is why the art has the more polished look of later stories as well as the anachronistic glimpse of a copy of Destination: Moon. --David Horiuchi


Perelman's Pocket Cyclopedia of Cigars, 2006
Richard B. Perelman
1893273075
December 9, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Now in it's 12th edition, The Perelman's Pocket Cyclopedia of Cigars provides complete details of hand-made, machine-made and small cigars distributed in the United States. It's the most complete book of its kind.

About the Author
Rich Perelman has written more than 50 books on Cigars, sports and the Olympic Games. This edition marks the 12th anniversary of this annual. His articles about cigars regularly appear in publications around the work, as well as online at CigarCyclopedia.Com


Cigars of the World
Julian Holland
0754800180
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
A comprehensive directory of the finest cigars, country by country.


Cigar Roller
Pablo Medina
0802142370
March 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The final days of a paralyzed stroke victim provide the occasion for a poignant set of immigrant's reflections in Medina's latest. Amadeo Terra spends days and nights in his Catholic nursing home in Tampa silently raging against the neglect of his grown children and the shortcomings (and even brutality) of various staff caretakers. In between episodes of internalized anger, Terra relives his path to becoming a master cigar roller in Cuba, his emigration and work in Tampa's Ibor City cigar factories and his troubled marriage. Medina (The Return of Felix Nogarra) crafts a complex, rewarding novel out of a static setting. Passages in which Terra relives his romantic past, uses his bodily functions in retaliatory fashion or rails against the emptiness of life in Florida each have a particular texture. The darker...


The Art of Fine Cigars
John-Manuel Andriote, et al
0821223496
October 1996
Hardcover
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Anna in the Tropics
Nilo Cruz
1559362324
September 1, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Juan Julian, a new lector, arrives at the tobacco shop, lives will inexorably be changed as he navigates through the prose of Anna Karenina for the edification of the cigar rollers. Set in Florida in 1929, the characters battle each other and themselves about the changing times as they confront technology, equality, money and love, reflected in the passages read by Julian. Though provocative and provoking in its suggestions and themes, this performance doesn't have much to beyond that. Jimmy Smits's performance peaks with his charged passages from Tolstoy's novel, but throughout the rest of the play his performance proves less than stellar. Some memorable performances include Winston Rocha as Santiago and Onahoua Rodriguez as Marela, but overall, the building tension in the short play feels forced and the...

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