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The backwash squeeze & other improbable feats : a newcomer's journey into the world of bridge

Author: Edward McPherson
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the author's cross-country visits to game rooms and card tables in such regions as Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Gettysburg, in a history of bridge that traces its evolution from its invention in 1925 through its surviving popularity today.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Humour
Named Person: Edward McPherson; Edward McPherson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward McPherson
ISBN: 9780061127649 0061127647
OCLC Number: 144991229
Description: xx, 340 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: I Am Not Qualified to Write: A Brief Bridge Tutorial --
1. Clean, Well-Caffeinated Place --
2. Miseducation of a Bridge Player --
3. Kibitzing in Cowtown --
4. Short History of Bridge: From Hoyle to Halloween --
5. Gamblers and Grannies --
6. Short History of Bridge: From Ballyhoo to Mr. Bridge --
7. Manhattan Interlude --
8. Kids Are Alright in Gatlinburg --
9. Social Studies --
10. Fear and Loafing in Las Vegas --
11. London Bridge Isn't Falling Down, But It Might Come Second to Fishing, Part I --
12. London Bridge Isn't Falling Down, But It Might Come Second to Fishing, Part II --
13. East Side Story --
14. Battles of Gettysburg --
15. Oh, the Sunny Saturdays I Have Missed --
16. Wild Times in the Windy City, or My Travels with Tina.
Other Titles: Backwash squeeze and other improbable feats
Responsibility: Edward McPherson.
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Traces the author's cross-country visits to game rooms and card tables in such regions as Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Gettysburg, in a history of bridge that traces its evolution from its invention in 1925 through its surviving popularity today.

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