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desertpiper

desertpiper

Age : 58
Location : tucson, az
Registration date : 2012-03-20

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PostSubject: pipe dreams   pipe dreams EmptyFri Jun 29, 2012 5:50 pm

Has anyone else read (I search of pipe dreams)? I've read it and liked it, even though he centered on Danish pipes, plus his pipes are way out of my range. Still a very good read. IMO.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: pipe dreams   pipe dreams EmptyThu Jul 12, 2012 4:11 pm

I have it, but haven't read it yet. Richard C. Hacker's books are also good (The Ultimate Pipe Book & Rare Smoke).
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desertpiper

desertpiper

Age : 58
Location : tucson, az
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PostSubject: Re: pipe dreams   pipe dreams EmptyThu Jul 12, 2012 4:39 pm

I've heard of his books. I have also heard good and not so good reviews about those books, I think more negative about him and positive about the books themselves. But can't justify the price just yet. Plus there not on kindle.
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Lupulus

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Age : 38
Location : New Hampshire
Registration date : 2010-08-18

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PostSubject: Re: pipe dreams   pipe dreams EmptyThu Jul 12, 2012 5:25 pm

It is pretty good, but it doesn't have a lot of general pipe information. It has been a couple years since I read it, I remember it mostly being about Newcombe's personal pipe collection and him meeting pipe makers, going to shows, and amassing his 1,000 plus pipes. Of course, the book is called In Search of Pipe Dreams, so it doesn't purport to be a general knowledge book.

Even though it is all written in the first person, I enjoyed it a lot more than the two books of Hacker's that I read. See this thread for more about Hacker and a link to another thread (if it is still available).https://www.brothersofbriar.com/t1710-richard-carleton-hacker
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desertpiper

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Age : 58
Location : tucson, az
Registration date : 2012-03-20

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PostSubject: Re: pipe dreams   pipe dreams EmptyThu Jul 12, 2012 5:32 pm

That's what I've read in a couple of reviews of both books. The pipe dreams book was a more enjoyable read. He has another book out called In search of more pipe dreams. It's more about enjoying pipes than his other book. And it's available on kindle.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: pipe dreams   pipe dreams EmptyThu Jul 12, 2012 9:46 pm

I bought my Hacker & Newcombe books used thru Amazon or Goodwill, etc. $20 or less per book
Carl Ehwas "Book of Pipes & Tobacco" is probably the best of the lot, also under $20 delivered. The Alfred Duhill book, while old is also pretty good.
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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: pipe dreams   pipe dreams EmptyFri Jul 13, 2012 6:40 am

Here is a link where Mr. Newcombe's new book can be purchased from Barnes and Noble-

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/still-searching-for-pipe-dreams-rick-newcombe/1110147451
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