In the Mar/Apr 00 Cigar Aficionado


J.P. Morgan



Up Front

Editors' Note
Defend Your Rights

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Features

Auctions
Bidding for Time
Hotels
Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India

Cover
American Dynasties
Tycoons have come and gone, but few are the titans that form dynasties. In America, much weighs against the family that seeks to preserve a financial power base for generations.
American Tycoons
Tycoon. The word comes from Japan, where it means the equivalent of shogun. But long ago America confiscated the title. It was in the U.S. that tycoons became paragons of power and influence. American tycoons swung deals, not swords, and changed the
Zeus of Wall Street
In the early years of corporate America, J.P. Morgan was the undisputed king of U.S. Finance.
Golf
10 American Beauties
All golf clubs claim prestige, but these are the 10 american beauties. The clubhouses ooze tradition and the courses challenge anyone lucky enough to play them
Travel
Intrepid Touring
Today's Travelers are Facing Rigor, Danger and Dread--and Loving It
Sports
Jai Alai: Off the Wall
Hectored by a players' strike and new Gambling options, Jai alai is still americas purest sporting experience
Royal Horseplay
Horsemen from Prince Charles to Outback Steakhouse's Tim Gannon Are Passionate about Polo
Watches
Swiss Watches
Swiss watchmakers are taking timepieces to a bold newlevel
Style
Fashion: Adventure Wear
The Style Of The Wild Elegant and Chic, Adventure Wear Is Not Just for Safaris Anymore
Dining
Sparks Steak House, New York

La Valentina, Mexico City

Cigars

Industry
Ecuador: Land of Fire
Ecuadoran cigar wrapper tobacco thrives in a world of volcanoes and perpetual cloud cover.
News
The Montecristo Cup

Death of a Legend
Legendary cigarmaker Ramón Cifuentes Toriello, the mind behind Partagas cigars for decades, died at his sister's home in Madrid on January 3. He was 91.
Culture
Smokescreens
For the past few years, public health officials and anti-smoking activists have been pushing a false equation between cigars and cigarettes. Are reporters wising up?

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