Absinthe: History in a Bottle

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Chronicle Books, Oct 17, 1996 - Cooking - 172 pages
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One hundred forty-four proof, notoriously addictive, and the drug of choice for nineteenth-century poets, absinthe is gaining bootleg popularity after almost a century of being banned. Due to popular demand, Absinthe: History in a Bottle is back in paperback with a handsome new cover. Like the author's bestselling The Martini and The Cigar, it is a potent brew of wild nights and social history, fact and trivia, gorgeous art and beautiful artifacts. As intoxicating as its subject, Absinthe makes a memorable gift for anyone who knows how to celebrate vice.

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User Review  - Britlitnick - LibraryThing

After reading a thread on The Sun Also Rises, several perceptive reviews together with queries of "what's all the excitement about," I was reminded of "Absinthe" one of my treasures. The drink's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jackie Daggers - Goodreads

This was delightful. Conrad did such an amazing job telling the story of absinthe. The book spends significantly more time with the artists that basked in the green fairy's loving embrace that I had ... Read full review

Contents

An Absinthe Murder
1
Baudelaire Manet and the Absinthe Era
9
Verlaine Rimbaud Wilde and Dowson
25
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

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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