This is a new Goren, not a compilation of previous volumes. He has taken material from earlier works, revised, brought up to date and rearranged, with new material. The result 512 tightly written pages, from opening bids to the play of the hands in various combinations, including the use of deception as a technique by experienced players. He discusses the matter of percentages, how to figure the odds without being a mathematician, terminology and accepted conventions, threat cards and squeeze play, and plays, coups and grand coups. A final chapter is entitled ""album of advanced plays"". And the book ends with the transcript of the 1951 laws of contract bridge. Definitely for the serious student of the game, though even the average player can gain immeasurably from its study, and from laying out and playing on the board the diagrammed hands.