Martini: An Illustrated History

by BARNABY III CONRAD

Chronicle Books | June 10, 1995 | Hardcover |

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 132 Pages, 9.06 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: June 10, 1995

Publisher: Chronicle Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811807177

ISBN - 13: 9780811807173

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Martini: An Illustrated History

Martini: An Illustrated History

by BARNABY III CONRAD

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 132 Pages, 9.06 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: June 10, 1995

Publisher: Chronicle Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811807177

ISBN - 13: 9780811807173

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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.

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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. The Martini celebrates the drink''s renaissance with a colorful look at this intoxicating symbol of the American Dream. Along with this fascinating text, a fabulous array of Martini-inspired art, cartoons, collectibles, advertisements, and film stills reveal how deeply this classic cocktail permeates every aspect of American culture, from literature and film to politics and high society. Complete with bartending lore, traditional Martini recipes, and literary excerpts, as well as memorable scenes from James Bond movies and more, The Martini satisfies that ultimate quest for perfection, whether you prefer it with an olive or a twist.

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The martini was and still is more than just a cocktail. This first-of-its-kind book 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. 150 illustrations, many in color
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