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Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats A Newcomer's Journey into the World of Bridge

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ISBN-10: 0061127647

ISBN-13: 9780061127649

Edition: 2007

Authors: Edward McPherson

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There is one card game that towers above all others as the most intelligent, intricate, and psychologically absorbing ever to be invented. It has a rich history. It's played and loved by some of the world's most famous and influential people. And it's not the one that's currently on television twenty-four hours a day. In 1925 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt invented modern bridge, and a national craze was born. In the 1930s, bridge was even bigger than baseball. Its devotees would eventually include the Marx Brothers, George Burns, Wilt Chamberlain, Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who played to unwind before the Normandy invasion. Today bridge players number…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/7/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Introduction: I Am Not Qualified to Write: A Brief Bridge Tutorial
A Clean, Well-Caffeinated Place
The Miseducation of a Bridge Player
Kibitzing in Cowtown
A Short History of Bridge: From Hoyle to Halloween
Gamblers and Grannies
A Short History of Bridge: From Ballyhoo to Mr. Bridge
A Manhattan Interlude
The Kids Are Alright in Gatlinburg
Social Studies
Fear and Loafing in Las Vegas
London Bridge Isn't Falling Down, But It Might Come Second to Fishing, Part I
London Bridge Isn't Falling Down, But It Might Come Second to Fishing, Part II
East Side Story
The Battles of Gettysburg
Oh, the Sunny Saturdays I Have Missed
Wild Times in the Windy City, or My Travels with Tina
Notes
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