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  - Larspeart - Goodreads

A decent, but not entirely accurate look at a favorite green liqueur. For the pub date, this was as good as it gets for an even portrayal of the much-maligned spirit. There are now far better ... Read full review


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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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