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The Cigarette Book : The History and Culture of Smoking - Chris Harrald

The Cigarette Book

The History and Culture of Smoking


Published: 1st November 2010
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From A is for Aardvark—“We’re not allowed to tell you anythingabout Winston cigarettes, so here’s a stuffed aardvark”—to Zis for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, The Cigarette Book isthe ultimate souvenir and celebration of the dying art of smoking.Encyclopedic in both layout and range, this is an ideal consolationgift for those who have stopped, an ideal aide de memoire for thosewho might, and a defiant puff of libertarian brilliance for thosewho won’t. Celebrate the Hollywood age of smoking when filmstars lit up with glamorous abandon. Witty, illustrated, collectible,and up-to-date.

"… All smokers know that cigarettes are dangerous. Each one isa dance with death—and the defiant smoker will say that thereinlies its charm. So each puff is an existential gesture, an assertion ofchoice and life in the face of death."

One day the last cigarette on earth will be smoked. One final puffwill be sent heaven-bound, leaving a lingering, evanescent smoke ring.And the wise of this world will rejoice. Because logic demandsthat mankind is rid of this pernicious poison. And wasn’t that well-knownlogician Adolf Hitler the most virulent opponent of cigarettesmoking in the last century? Until then, read this book.

A veritable encyclopedia.... For smokers or those interested in pop culture who would like a humorous take on a serious topic.

ISBN: 9781616080730
ISBN-10: 1616080736
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 1st November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.77 x 14.86  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.34