THE MAD WORLD OF BRIDGE by Jack Olsen

THE MAD WORLD OF BRIDGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Time staffer has provided a commentary on one of the oldest games (it originated in the 15th century trump) which has one of the most enduring, dedicated followings, and ticked off some of the frenzied attitudes- and preposterous incidents- to which it seems to lead. Not only in there little togetherness at the table- but more than one divorce (mental anguish) has resulted from a friendly game of cards as well as assorted acts of violence. Why people play, and how women play; cheating (it's not easy); gambling; systems; celebrities and experts; matches- all occasion some entertaining racontage for the bridge buff (or do you call him a bum?) and suggests a gift for a husband or friend.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1960
Publisher: Henry Holt