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    The Cigarette Book: The History and Culture of Smoking (Hardback) By (author) Chris Harrald, By (author) Fletcher Watkins

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    DescriptionFrom A is for Aardvark--"We're not allowed to tell you anything about Winston cigarettes, so here's a stuffed aardvark"--to Z is for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, "The Cigarette Book" is the ultimate souvenir and celebration of the dying art of smoking. Encyclopedic in both layout and range, this is an ideal consolation gift for those who have stopped, an ideal aide de memoire for those who might, and a defiant puff of libertarian brilliance for those who won't. Celebrate the Hollywood age of smoking when film stars lit up with glamorous abandon. Witty, illustrated, collectible, and up-to-date. ..". All smokers know that cigarettes are dangerous. Each one is a dance with death--and the defiant smoker will say that therein lies its charm. So each puff is an existential gesture, an assertion of choice and life in the face of death." One day the last cigarette on earth will be smoked. One final puff will be sent heaven-bound, leaving a lingering, evanescent smoke ring. And the wise of this world will rejoice. Because logic demands that mankind is rid of this pernicious poison. And wasn't that well-known logician Adolf Hitler the most virulent opponent of cigarette smoking in the last century? Until then, read this book.


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    Title
    The Cigarette Book
    Subtitle
    The History and Culture of Smoking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Harrald, By (author) Fletcher Watkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781616080730
    ISBN 10: 1616080736
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BIC subject category V2: WC
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    DC21: 394.14
    DC22: 394.14
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BIC subject category V2: WBZ
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 394.1/4
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ANT055000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GT3020 .H33 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Imprint name
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    A veritable encyclopedia.... For smokers or those interested in pop culture who would like a humorous take on a serious topic.