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Item ImageBig Deal
A Memoir from the Wonderful World of Bridge
by Augie Boehm
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220 pages. Paperback.

In this charming memoir, Augie Boehm shares tales and insights from his unique perspectives as an expert bridge player and a world-class musician. The book chronicles Augie's life journeys and reveals the highs and lows of a life in and around the game of bridge, from the highest-level tournaments to the most-dubious bridge club in Times Square; from the carriage trade to luxurious cruise ship . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Edge
by Boye Brogeland • David Bird
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245 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

An in-depth, over-the-shoulder look at top-level bridge. While describing almost 200 deals that he played in World and European Championships, one of the world's best players, Boye Brogeland, discusses bidding and cardplay, as well as his approach to the mental side of the game. This is a fascinating glimpse into the thought processes of a champion bridge player, as well as a look at state-of-the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridging Two Worlds
by Martin Hoffman
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278 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This is a rare account of the horrors of the WW2 death camps from someone who experienced them. Born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Prague, Hoffman lost his entire family in the Holocaust. Fourteen-year-old Martin Hoffman escapes immediate death on arrival at Auschwitz by claiming to be eighteen. Through a combination of chutzpah and luck, he first survives a year at Auschwitz, then the Death . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCanada's Bridge Warriors
Eric Murray and Sami Kehela
by Roy Hughes
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336 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

For more than 30 years, Toronto's Eric Murray and Sami Kehela could claim to be one of the best bridge pairs in the world. Indeed, at times they were probably the best pair in the world. In this book, for the first time, the full story of their bridge partnership is told - the story of a Canadian pair who overcame the odds to dominate North American bridge, but always to have the ultimate prize, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFamous Bridge Disasters
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

This vastly entertaining book combines learning with laughter, as David Bird describes the most spectacular and amusing disasters suffered by the world's top players. There are two compelling reasons for studying such disasters: you can learn from them and, yes, you can enjoy them. In common with the previous books in this mini-series, you will be directly involved in the action at various stages . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFor Love or Money
The Life of a Bridge Journalist
by Mark Horton • Brian Senior
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192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Great hands and amusing anecdotes - a behind-the-scenes look at international bridge. Brian Senior and Mark Horton are experienced international players, and also two of the world's top bridge journalists. In one or the other capacity they have attended every World Championship and major international tournament in the last twenty years, and in this book they share their unique knowledge and expe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMaster of Bridge Psychology
Inside the remarkable mind of Peter Fredin
by Jeppe Juhl • Peter Fredin
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240 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Sweden's Peter Fredin is notorious for making bids and plays that no one else would even think of, but are often brilliantly successful--as well as being entirely logical once he explains his thinking. This may be the funniest bridge biography you will ever read. Peter Fredin of Sweden won the 2009 European Pairs championship, and is a multiple medalist in events at the world level. His style and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStory of an Accusation
by Terence Reese
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192 pages. Paperback.

In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Bum: My Life and Play
by Alan Sontag
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256 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

The Bridge Bum has everything: history, stories about the great players, Sontag's own fascinating hands, cheating, hustling, gambling and the glamor and grind of the bridge professional's life, and most of all the game itself, which Alan Sontag describes with such vigor and eloquence that it's easy to understand why he loves it so much. This new edition brings back to life a classic that has bee . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Great Bridge Scandal
by Alan Truscott
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340 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Rodwell Files
The Secrets Of A World Bridge Champion
by Eric Rodwell • Mark Horton
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288 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

In this ground-breaking book, Eric Rodwell reveals for the first time his unique approach to the play of the cards. Then he moves on to a host of innovative ideas in card play: strategies and tactics that can be used by declarer or defenders, each one illustrated with real-life examples from top-level play. Rodwell also talks about the mental side of the game: areas where players often go wrong i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWorld Class
Conversations With the Bridge Masters
by Marc Smith
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288 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Twenty-six of the world's best players talk about bridge - how they got started, their best and worst memories, their favorite hands, the players they most admire, the opponents they most fear, and their hopes for the future of the game. As you read this book, you will see the human side of people who up to now, may just have been names in a bridge column, but you'll also get from them a series o . . . read more.