The Good Cigar: A Celebration of the Art of Cigar Smoking

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Globe Pequot Press, Nov 1, 2002 - Cooking - 224 pages
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The cigar is back! For the millions of aficionados who knew the cigar was never gone, and for those just recently acquainted with this glorious emblem of the good life, here is a celebration of cigars and cigar smoking that will enhance an evening by the fireside with a good cigar.The Good Cigar offers almost everything there is to know about cigar smoking: how cigars are made, the major cigar-producing countries, and the authors' evaluations of the best cigars in quality and value. Also included are fascinating notes on the history of cigar smoking, and the cigar in literature and the arts. An "honor roll" of famous cigar smokers past and present rounds out this marvelous book. (7 x 8, 224 pages, color photos, b&w photos, illustrations, charts)H. Paul Jeffers is a newspaper columnist and radio newsman, as well as the author of numerous mystery novels and other books. He lives and smokes the best cigars he can find in New York City.Kevin Gordon is a professional portrait painter whose work is displayed in prominent art galleries worldwide, as well as a former radio news anchorman. He, too, lives in New York.

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The cigar is almost as old as Columbus’s landing in the Americas. Indigenous peoples would smoke the dried leaves of the tobacco plant in clay pipes and every European explorer to reach the Americas ... Read full review

Contents

3tfroductioto HAVE A CIGAR IX
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THE WORLD OF CIGARS
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LIGHTING UP
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H. Paul Jeffers is the author of seventy books and has been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years.

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