Cigar Books

by Richard Carleton Hacker

The Ultimate Cigar Book

- The Best-Selling Cigar Book In The World Just Got Better -


- First Printing Sells Out In Less Than A Year
- Second Printing Now Available

Richard Carleton Hacker

The Book That Took More Than 500 Years To Write!

Internationally-known cigar and spirits author and authority Richard Carleton Hacker, whose highly acclaimed articles and books have been published in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, has written a completely revised Fourth Edition of his trend-setting The Ultimate Cigar Book (Skyhorse Publishing, 390 pages, hardcover, $24.99), which was first published in 1993 and has sold out of every edition since then.

The completely updated Fourth Edition printing (published in 2015) of the 5-Star rated book sold out in less than a year and a second printing is now available, with even more original photos.

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. This was the book that helped launch the cigar craze in the 1990s and was the first to pair whiskies with cigars, expose counterfeit Cuban cigars, and to answer virtually every question a cigar smoker or would-be cigar smoker might have. It had been out of print for years due to the author's travel and writing commitments as contributing editor for numerous lifestyle magazines. Now it is back in a new, bigger, thicker revised edition.

Christened "The Cigar Czar" by the news media, the author takes readers 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 - Fourth Edition takes up where the third edition left off, with the addition of exclusive color photographs and updated material on every major cigar brand.

Forget 1492. The Ultimate Cigar Book – Fourth Edition – starts out in B.C. (before Columbus) with the history of cigar smoking, followed by chapters on cigar making (including handmade, handrolled, and machine made), cigar selection, smoking techniques, finding the "perfect" cigar, accessories, pairing whiskies, brandies, and wines with cigars, an updated CigarSpeak dictionary, plus a compendium of every major (and many minor) cigar brand in the world, with histories and observations on taste, according to the author's HPH (Highly Prejudiced HackerScale) ratings. No other book contains as much detailed and factual information on virtually every facet of cigar making and cigar smoking.

The Ultimate Cigar Book - Fourth Edition can be purchased at better bookshops and tobacconists, as well as online at, Barnes&, and

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