The Ultimate Cigar Book
- The Best-Selling Cigar Book In The World Just
Got Better -
Be sure to get the 10th Anniversary Third Edition!
Richard Carleton Hacker
The Book That Took More Than 500 Years To Write!
First published in 1993 (and generally credited with having helped
launch the cigar boom of the 1990s), and reprinted and updated
numerous times in the United States and Europe, The Ultimate Cigar
Book has become a classic in its field. Currently, it is the most
widely read cigar book in the world and the most talked-about
cigar book on the internet. No other book contains as much detailed
and factual information on virtually every facet of cigar making
and cigar smoking. And now this trendsetting book has been completely
updated for the aficionado of the new millennium!
Forget 1492. This book starts out in B.C. (Before Columbus) and
transports the cigar enthusiast on a fun and fact-filled adventure
into virtually every realm of today's popular and growing cigar
smoking pastime. Written by one of the most knowledgeable and
internationally celebrated pipe and cigar authors of our time,
Richard Carleton Hacker's well-known wit and wisdom will keep
the reader enthralled with every turn of the page, as he takes
you on an information-packed world tour of cigars.
Christened “The Cigar Czar” by the news media, the
author is personally acquainted with all of the major cigar-making
companies throughout the world, as well as knowing most of the
smaller manufacturers and cigar-making families and individuals.
In addition, he has personally visited cigar factories and tobacco
farms in every major geographic area, including Cuba, the Dominican
Republic, Honduras, the Canary Islands, and Europe. His in-depth
knowledge has resulted in the author serving as cigar consultant
for numerous corporations and the entertainment industry.
Starting off with a history of cigar smoking, the author then
shows us how cigars are made today (handmade, handrolled, and
machine made), divulges the secrets of finding the "perfect"
cigar, and discusses the ritual of smoking and how to properly
care for and store our cigars. From there the book lists a number
of innovative cigar accessories, suggests which beers, wines,
whiskeys, brandies and cognacs go with what cigars, enlightens
us with a chapter on cigar smoking celebrities, and concludes
with the world's first International Compendium of virtually every
cigar brand known today, complete with histories and observations
on taste, according to the author's HPH (Highly Prejudiced HackerScale)
ratings. If that was not enough, there is even a dictionary of
From Cuba to the Dominican Republic to Jamaica to Honduras to
Nicaragua to Mexico, South America, the Philippines, Europe, and
China, The Ultimate Cigar Book is the most complete, factual,
and up-to-date book for the cigar smoker or for those who just
want to learn more about the fascinating and popular world of
cigar smoking. There has never been a book like this one. And
there never will be again.
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The Ultimate Cigar Book - THIRD EDITION