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Vulnerable in Hearts : a Memoir of Fathers, Sons and Contract Bridge.

Author: Sandy Balfour
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, 2013.
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Sandy Balfour's father and the game of contract bridge were both conceived in 1925. Vulnerable in Hearts spans the eight decades of Tom Balfour's life and the same period in the epic story of bridge's spread around the world. Sandy Balfour's poignant and beguiling book traces both journeys to explore the relationships between a game and an empire (and the rules that supported it); and a father and a son.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Balfour, Sandy.
Vulnerable in Hearts : A Memoir of Fathers, Sons and Contract Bridge.
New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2013
Named Person: Tom Balfour; Sandy Balfour; Sandy Balfour; Tom Balfour
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Balfour
ISBN: 9781782393733 1782393730
OCLC Number: 852757059
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Dedication and Copyright page; Epigraph page; Contents; PART I ONE DAY IN JANUARY; 1 Shuffling; 2 Brothers-in-arms; 3 Voices; PART II WHEN MY WORLD WAS YOUNG; 4 Walking on the moon; 5 Latitudes; 6 Daft at cards; 7 Capsizing an Optimist; 8 Welcome to our world; 9 Falling in, falling out; 10 A house of cards; 11 People not cards; PART III WHEN HIS WORLD WAS YOUNG; 12 An evening in Panama; 13 Travels with Cal; 14 Remembering everything; 15 Man bites dog; 16 The man who made contract bridge; 17 The square yard of freedom; 18 The game goes global; 19 Bloody Culbertson. 20 Freetown21 Second-generation bridge; 22 A brief war; PART IV A VALEDICTION FORBIDDING MOURNING; 23 The far side; 24 Coming and going; 25 A tour of duty; 26 For the record; Acknowledgements.
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Sandy Balfour's father and the game of contract bridge were both conceived in 1925. Vulnerable in Hearts spans the eight decades of Tom Balfour's life and the same period in the epic story of bridge's spread around the world. Sandy Balfour's poignant and beguiling book traces both journeys to explore the relationships between a game and an empire (and the rules that supported it); and a father and a son.

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