The New York Times Bridge Book: An Anecdotal History of the Development, Personalities, and Strategies of the World's Most Popular Card Game

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9780312290900: The New York Times Bridge Book: An Anecdotal History of the Development, Personalities, and Strategies of the World's Most Popular Card Game

Finally, a book for every bridge fan -- never before has there been a comprehensive history of the game, filled with anecdotes about famous players, key tournaments, strategies, scandals, and a little instruction for good measure. Evolving at some point in the 18th century from a card game known as "whist," bridge has undergone countless variations, and acquired a massive following of clubs and organizations in the ensuing centuries. The New York Times Bridge Book is aimed not only at the bridge-playing community but also an armchair audience fascinated by the role of cardgames in world history.

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About the Author:

Alan F. Truscott is the bridge columnist for The New York Times. He is also the author, co-author, or illustrator of numerous books such as Common Sense Bidding, Basic Bridge in Three Weeks, The Bidding Dictionary, Bridge Basics, and numerous others.

Dorothy H. Truscott is the author of Bid Better, Play Better, Winning Declarer Play, and a former world champion player.

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"This book blends both history and instruction in a manner that will interest every bridge enthusiast, from beginner to expert."

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