The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats
A Newcomer's Journey Into the World of Bridge
ISBN10: 0061127655 ISBN13: 9780061127656 Publisher: It Books Published: Jul 1 2008 Pages: 340 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
At one time the game was even bigger than baseball. Today bridge is played by more than twenty-five million people in the United States alone, with Bill Gates, a sitting Supreme Court justice, and the guys from Radiohead among its devotees. In this spirited homage, Edward McPherson recounts the colorful history of the game and his attempts to master its mysteries in time to compete at the North American Bridge Championships--despite being barely able to shuffle cards, let alone play competitively. Insightful, funny, and steeped in respect, The Backwash Squeeze is an affectionate view of a grand game by an outsider trying to make his way into the inner circle.