A much more useful book for the average player than Goren's Contract Bridge in a Nutshell (see P. 216). While this book, too, stresses bidding, it follows through to lead and play. And the main section of the book is keyed to the problems of most bridge players:- which conventions are practicable, which too stunty and artificial; preference bids; how to figure out partner and opponents; necessity of flexible approach to conventions and so on. I found it a good refresher, a heartening commonsense approach for the player who cannot know every shade of each now development but who would ""better his bridge"". Then the play of the hand, -- finesses, when to take them and when not, squeeze play, passing up a trick, unblocking, etc. There's a reasonable amount of sound advice on leads.