Stories of pipe smoking's greatest craftspeople intertwine with advice and commentary in these essays on the art of pipe smoking. While exploring pipe craftsmanship worldwide, this audiobook combines tales of the author's visits to Europe's most prestigious pipe makers with a look at pipe smoking's history and the hobby's most famous practitioners, including Albert Einstein, Norman Rockwell, and Mark Twain.
Interviews with Old World craftspeople provide insight into the delicate and personal craft of pipe making, and a treatise on pipe smoking's relaxing benefits intermingles with advice on how to smoke, buy, break in, clean, and use a pipe to cope with the frantic pace of the 21st century.
©2003 Rick Newcombe (P)2013 Rick Newcombe
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"Excellent reading; incredible info."
This AND Still Searching For Pipe Dreams are the best audio books that I have purchased. You MUST purchase the Audio editions as well as the hard copy.
Still Searching for Pipe Dreams... Same style, the normal continuum.
They are both excellent and both are a "Must Buy"
The dedication and passion that the author puts into these works, run throughout.
The hard copy books are a constant source for reference while at home; yes, I actually take notes and make cross-references!
The Audio Editions are great while driving, reinforcing the info. learned from the hard copy.
If you truly enjoy pipe smoking and already collect pipes, or intend to, there is no better way to become knowledgable.
These are the "Bibles". Buy Them!!
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