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.