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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: 0061127655

ISBN-13: 9780061127656

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edward McPherson

List price: $21.99
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At one time the game was even bigger than baseball. Today bridge is played by more than twenty-five million people in the United States alone, with Bill Gates, a sitting Supreme Court justice, and the guys from Radiohead among its devotees. In this spirited homage, Edward McPherson recounts the colorful history of the game and his attempts to master its mysteries in time to compete at the North American Bridge Championships-despite being barely able to shuffle cards, let alone play competitively. Insightful, funny, and steeped in respect, The Backwash Squeeze is an affectionate view of a grand game by an outsider trying to make his way into the inner circle.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

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
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Fear and Loafing in Las Vegas
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London Bridge Isn't Falling Down, But It Might Come Second to Fishing, Part II
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The Battles of Gettysburg
Oh, the Sunny Saturdays I Have Missed
Wild Times in the Windy City, or My Travels with Tina