During prohibition, Baker travelled the world in search of exotic alcoholic beverages and interesting people with whom to share them. This book is a travelogue of Baker's drinking experiences abroad, regaling the reader with tales of high adventure and stories of the notorious figures, including Hemingway and Faulkner, who numbered among his drinking companions. At once a drinking guidebook and haughty memoir, The Gentleman's Companion also provides a glimpse into the bombastic and glamorous world of travel in the early 20th century.

The Gentleman's Companion: Being An Exotic Drinking Book or, Around The World With Jigger, Beaker And Flask. 
by Charles Henry Baker

Martini Fine Books, 2017
Copyright 1929, Derrydale Press, Inc
217 pages

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