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World of Cigars

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The world's ultimate cigar magazine now offers the ultimate cigar book. An ideal gift or personal reference, this volume offers tours of cigar-related destinations, including Cuba's famous cigar factories, and profiles of famous aficionados, including George Burns, Fidel Castro, and Groucho Marx. Learn to appreciate the artistry of cigar accessories, such as lighters, ...more
Published August 28th 1997 by Running Press Book Publishers (first published October 1st 1996)
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Tomi Pakei
Aug 03, 2013 Tomi Pakei rated it did not like it
Shelves: reference, 1-ĎĿ
Those lucky non-subscribers
Roughly, the text:pic comparison is close to 50:50 (that is, if you count the white-space as text). Now some of the chapters:

Celebrities and Their Cigars Who are celebrities, really? Mostly movie stars—Hollywood, for that matter. [It seems that someone has some brilliant idea that 'celebrities/movie-stars' and 'Hollywood/the-whole-globe' are indeed synonyms]

The Silver Screen The movies--more Hollywood, a pic is of the same guy from a preceding chapter. [Now that's con
Apr 09, 2009 B. rated it really liked it
Beautiful photography, good articles for content and writing. Very informative about the 'world of cigars.' Chapter titles: Celebrities and Their Cigars, Cigar Origins, The Silver Screen, Cigar Accessories, The Art of Cigars, Walking my Cigar. Takes you through the production process of growing, drying, cutting, and rolling. Entertains the debate over cutting, punching, snipping, biting, etc. Options on lighting procedures and necessary accessories. A great coffee table book for the cigar ...more
Nov 03, 2011 trav rated it liked it
Shelves: smoke
This is just a big picture book of tobacco and cigars. So if you know someone who's a 'fan of the leaf' then this would be a good present.

If you know absolutely nothing about tobacco and their history, then you'll get a lot out of this book.

But there are just too many photos of celebrities and their smokes to make this worth sitting down to read. It's fun to flip through though.
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