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The Martini: An Illustrated History of an American Classic

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Publisher Comments:

A chilled, crystal glass; the purest gin; a touch of dry vermouth--vigorously shaken, not stirred--and a plump, green olive. The martini was and still is more than just a cocktail. Originally mixed in the nineteenth century, it became an American icon in the twentieth, and the favorite drink of such luminaries as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway. Bernard De Voto called the martini "the supreme American gift to world culture," while H. L. Mencken declared it "the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet."

The first book of its kind to explore the drink's wide appeal, this volume serves up a fabulous cocktail of martini-inspired art, cartoons, collectibles, advertisements, and film stills that reveal how deeply this classic has permeated every aspect of American culture, from literature and film to politics and high society. Complete with bartending lore, traditional martini recipes, literary excerpts, memorable scenes from James Bond movies, and more, The Martini offers a toast to this intoxicating symbol of the American dream.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 130) and index.

About the Author

Barnaby Conrad III is a painter and the author of ten books including Absinthe: History in a Bottle, published by Chronicle Books (0-8118-1650-8).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811807173
Subtitle:
An Illustrated History of an American Classic
Author:
Conrad, Barnaby
Author:
Chronicle Books
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Cocktails
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bartending
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Beverages - Bartending
Subject:
Martinis.
Subject:
Martinis -- History.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19950401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
132
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 0.5 in 1.82 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » General
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » Wines of the World
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wines and Beer
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » United States » Ethnic
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » United States » General

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