is the author of both U.S. and British editions of The Ultimate
Pipe Book, referred to worldwide as “the pipe smoker’s
bible.” His American edition of this best-selling book is
listed in The Encyclopedia Americana as a respected reference
work. And both British and American editions (now out of print)
have gone into second editions. He has also written a German edition,
currently in its third printing, entitled Die Kunst Pfeife zu
rauchen. His limited edition book, The Christmas Pipe (only 2,500
copies), published in 1986 and long out of print, has become a
much sought-after collectable, with prices for a single copy now
exceeding $300. The author also produced and hosted “The
Ultimate Pipe Video,” a best-selling VHS home video and
the first such video on the pleasures of pipesmoking.
RCH PIPE BOOKS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
That 20th century icon of civilized sophistication,
the pipe, is making a comeback. With the complete sellout of the
second edition of his highly acclaimed The Ultimate Pipe Book,
Richard Carleton Hacker has written Pipesmoking—A 21st Century
Guide. The 160 page paperback includes over 90 never-before-published
photographs, in both black & white and color.
“It’s not surprising that as we
have now entered the 21st century, we should stop and take a look
backwards to see what we may want to keep with us,” says
Hacker of the pipe’s rediscovered popularity. “The
pipe symbolizes all that is stable and desirable in mankind. It
has nothing to do with smoking; it is all about symbology and
This popularly-priced softcover is designed
to appeal to both new and experienced pipesmokers alike. Chapters
cover all facets of pipemaking, pipe buying, pipe smoking, and
pipe tobaccos. In addition, due to many requests, the author has
included a chapter entitled, “Tobacco Taster’s Menu
of Blends,” that covers the history, recipes and flavors
of over 100 different commercially available pipe tobaccos. Pipesmoking—A
21st Century Guide also contains a Pipesmoker’s Sourcebook
listing numerous pipe-friendly publications and organizations.
Available at amazon.com and at better tobacconists.
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