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Bridge, or more formally contract bridge, is a trick-taking card game of skill and chance played by four players. This article consists of lists of bridge books deemed significant by various authors and organizations.

History[edit]

Books on bridge and its predecessor games have spanned centuries with the earliest known popular book on the subject of Whist having been published by Edmond Hoyle in 1742[1] or 1743.[2]

The timelines in the evolutionary path to modern contract bridge books are generally as follows:

  • 17th century: the emergence of Whist from earlier games such as Ruff and Honours and Triumph
  • 18th and 19th centuries: Whist is widely played with many variants in scoring methods; similar games such as Vint and Khedive are also played
  • 1886: Evidence that Bridge-Whist has emerged with John Collinson's four page pamphlet entitled Biritch, or Russian Whist.[3] (Earlier, in 1869, Christian Vanderheid, an Austrian writer about card games, published Gründlicher Selbstunterricht zur Erlernung des Jarolasch oder das russische Whist (Extensive Self-teaching of Yeralash (Jarolasch) or Russian Whist). The game described by Vanderheid is almost identical to Collinson's Biritch, with the exception that it is not played with a dummy.[4])
  • 1903-1932: from the first known publication on Auction Bridge (also known as Royal Auction Bridge and simply, Auction) to the last publication of Laws of Auction Bridge by the Portland Club
  • c1915: Bridge Plafond emerges in France and Belgium and is essentially contract bridge without vulnerability
  • late 1925: a significant new scoring system was proposed by Harold Vanderbilt introducing the concept of vulnerability, large bonuses for slams and heavy penalties for underticks. Within two years, "Auction was swept off the tables" in the dawn of modern contract bridge.[5]
  • 1926-1935: numerous books on bidding are published and compete for status as the 'official system' of choice. Ely Culbertson rises to prominence in the USA as a self-promoting bridge player, challenging his English and European counterparts to international matches all the while building a business empire based on his bridge writing and related investments. In the early Thirties, Acol is fashioned by S. J. Simon and Jack Marx, and eventually becomes the most popular bidding system in Britain.
  • 1935: Culbertson publishes the first Encyclopedia of Bridge.

Precursor games[edit]

The following are books on the various precursor games to modern contract bridge; the first books on contract bridge appeared in 1927.[6]

  • Hoyle, Edmond (1743). A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist: Containing the Laws of the Game and also Some Rules... W. Webster (Bath, London), 86 pages.  / Thomas Osborne (London), 10th Edition, 1750, 224 pages
  • Hoyle, Edmond (1761). Mr. Hoyle's Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess and Backgammon Complete. Thomas Osborne, Stanley Crowder and Richard Baldwin (London), 12th Edition, 214 pages. 
  • Payne, William (c. 1770). Maxims for Playing the Game of Whist, with all Necessary Calculations; and the Laws of the Game. T. Payne & Sons (London). 
  • Mattews, Thomas (1804). Advice to the Young Whist Player: Containing Most of the Maxims of the Old School with Author's Observation on Those He Thinks Erroneous... Various editions to 1828. W. Meyler and Son (Bath), 4th Edition, 1810, 68 pages. 
  • Cavendish, pseudonym of Henry Jones, M.R.C.S. (1862). The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained and its Practice Illustrated on an Original System by Means of Hands Played Completely Through. (Spine title: Cavendish on Whist). Thos. De La Rue & Co. (London), 1st Edition.  / 8th Edition, 1868, 120 pages; 9th Edition, 1872, 120 pages; 11th Edition, 1876, 268 pages; 12th Edition, 1879, 268 pages; 13th Edition, 1881, 268 pages; 15th Edition, 1885, 272 pages; 20th Edition, 1892, 303 pages; 21st Edition, 1893, 320 pages; 22nd Edition (The Seventy-fifth Thousand), 1895, 306 pages; 23rd Edition (The Eighty-sixth Thousand), 1898, 306 pages; 24th Edition (Containing the New Code of Laws Revised in 1900), 1901, 306 pages. American Editions published by: John Wurtele Lovell (New York), 1880 from the 12th English Edition, 257 pages; John Wurtele Lovell (New York), 1881 from the 12th English Edition, 257 pages; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899 from the 23rd English Edition, 348 pages.
  • Baldwin, J.L.; Clay, James (1864). The Laws of Short Whist and a Treatise on the Game (Spine title: Short Whist). Harrison (London).  / Second Edition, 1870 / First American Edition: Henry Holt and Company (New York), 1874, 153 pages. / New American edition from the second English Edition, 1880, 163 pages.
  • Pole, William (January 1871). Quarterly Review.  Article on the evolution of Whist.
  • Pole, William (1874). The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist... (Cover and spine title: Pole on Whist). Longmans, Green, and Co. (London), 7th Edition, 1874, 112 pages.  / G.W. Carleton & Co. Publishers (Londom) 1879, 144 pages. / Longmans, Green, and Co. (London), 14th Edition, 1883, 112 pages. / G.W. Carleton & Co. Publishers (Londom) 1884, 114 pages. / Frederick A. Stokes (New York), 1887, 136 pages. / 1889, 128 pages.
  • Cavendish, pseudonym of Henry Jones (1883). Whist Developments. Thos. De La Rue & Co. (London), 172 pages. 
  • Pole, William (1884). The Philosophy of Whist. Thos. De La Rue & Co. (London), 218 pages. 
  • Foster, R.F. (1890). Foster's Whist Manual. Mudie and Sons (London), 1st Edition.  / Brentano's (New York, Chicago, Washington), 2nd Edition, 1891, 168 pages. Frederick Warne and Co. with Mudie and Sons, (London), 2nd Edition, 1891, 168 pages. Brentano's (New York, Chicago, Washington), 3rd Edition with American Leads, 25th Thousand, 1896, 195 pages. Frederick Warne and Co. with Mudie and Sons, (London), 4th Edition, 1899. Frederick Warne and Co. with Mudie and Sons, (London), 5th Edition, Thirty-fifth Thousand, 1900, 168 pages.
  • Coffin, Charles Emmet (1893). The Gist of Whist. J. Selwin Tait & Sons.  / Brentano's (New York), 5th Edition, 1895, 109 pages
  • Hamilton, C.D.P. (1894). Modern Scientific Whist. Brentano's (New York), 599 pages. 
  • Pole, William (1895). The Evolution of Whist. Longmans, Green, and Co. (New York, London), 269 pages. 
  • Doe, John (George Cavendish Benedict) (1900). The Bridge Manual. Mudie and Sons, (London). 
  • Melrose, C.J. (1901). Bridge Whist. Charles Scribner's Sons, (New York). 
  • Elwell, Joseph, Bowne (1902). Bridge: Its Principles and Rules of Play (Cover and spine title: Elwell on Bridge). Charles Scribner's Sons (New York).  / 1903, 136 pages / 1907, 136 pages / 1911, 136 pages.
  • Elwell, Joseph, Bowne (1904). Advanced Bridge: The Higher Principles of the Game Analysed and Explained, and Their Application Illustrated, by Hands Taken from Actual Play (Cover and spine title: Elwell's Advanced Bridge). George Newnes, (London), 277 pages / Charles Scribner's Sons (New York), 277 pages.  / 6th Edition, Charles Scribner's Sons (New York), 1907, 297 pages.
  • Pole, William (1905). Whist. George Bell & Sons (London, New York), 104 pages. 
  • Ames, Fisher (1906). The Game of Bridge. Little, Brown and Company (Boston), 190 pages. 
  • Valet de Pique (1912). Bridge and Auction Bridge. Eveleigh Nash, (London). 
  • Bergholt, Ernest (1915?). Royal Auction Bridge. George Routledge & Sons, (London). 

People and culture[edit]

The following books provide insights into the people and culture of contract bridge and while they may contain occasional references to certain technical aspects of the game, they are generally not instructional in theme. Fictional novels with a bridge theme are listed separately.

  • Culbertson, Ely (1940). The Strange Lives of One Man, An Autobiography. Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Comapany. p. 693. 
  • Ramsey, Guy (1955). Aces All. London: Museum Press Limited. p. 205. 
  • Olsen, Jack (1960). The Mad World of Bridge. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 
  • Olsen, Jack (May 23, 1960), "The Mad World Of Bridge", Sports Illustrated (Chicago: Time, Inc.) 12 (21): 41 
  • Mackey, Rex (1964). The Walk of the Oysters: An Unholy History of Contract Bridge. London: W.H.Allen.  / Prentice-Hall Inc. (Englewood Cliffs N. J.) 1965, 217 pages.
  • Reese, Terence (1967). Story of an Accusation. New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 246. 
  • Mollo, Victor (1968). The Bridge Immortals. New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc. p. 256. 
  • Flint, Jeremy; North, Freddie (1970). Tiger Bridge: The Game at The Top. London: Hodder and Stoughton. p. 184. ISBN 0-340-12854-2.  / Simon and Schuster (New York), 191 pages.
  • Schenken, Howard (1973). The Education of a Bridge Player. Simon and Schuster. p. 286.  / Robert Hale (London), 1976, 221 pages, ISBN 0-7091-5349-X.
  • Emery, Sue (1977). No Passing Fancy - Fifty Years of Contract Bridge. Memphis: American Contract Bridge League. p. 128. 
  • The Bridge Bum by Alan Sontag, 1977
  • Reese, Terence (1977). Bridge at the Top. London: Faber and Faber. p. 143. ISBN 0-571-11123-8. 
  • Daniels, David (1980). The Golden Age of Contract Brdige. New York: Stein and Day. p. 212. ISBN 0-8128-2576-4. 
  • Clay, John (1985). Culbertson: The Man Who Made Contract Bridge. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-78436-6. 
  • Mahmood, Zia (1991). Bridge My Way. London: Faber. p. 191. ISBN 0-571-16562-1.  / Granovetter Books (Ballston Lake, N.Y.), 1992, 252 pages, ISBN 0-940257-12-2 / Netco Press (Little Falls, N.J.), 1994, 252 pages, ISBN 0-9634715-2-X / Netco Press, (Little Falls, N.J.), 2003, 264 pages, ISBN 978-0-9634715-2-9
  • Hamman, Bob; Manley, Brent (1994). At the Table: My Life and Times. Memphis, TN: DBM Publications. p. 314. ISBN 0-9642584-0-4. 
  • Clay, John (1998). Tales from the Bridge Table. London: Hodder & Stoughton. p. 284. ISBN 0-340-58979-5. 
  • Smith, Marc (1999). World Class: Conversations with the Bridge Masters. Toronto: Master Point Press. p. 288. ISBN 1-894154-15-0. 
  • Shenkin, Barnet (2000). Playing With the Bridge Legends. Toronto: Master Point Press. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-894154-21-5. 
  • Truscott, Alan; Truscott, Dorothy (2002). The New York Times Bridge Book: An Acetodal History of the Development, Personalities and Strategies of the World's Most Popular Card Game. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 263. ISBN 0-312-29090-X. 
  • Truscott, Alan (2004). The Great Bridge Scandal. Toronto: Master Point Press. p. 251. ISBN 1-894154-67-3. 
  • Balfour, Sandy (2005). Vulnerable in Hearts: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons and Contract Bridge. London: Atlantic Books. p. 291. ISBN 1-84354-365-6. 
  • McPherson, Edward (2007). The Backwash Squeeze & Other Improbable Feats: A Newcomer's Journey into the World of Bridge. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. p. 340. ISBN 978-0-06-112764-9. 
  • Hughes, Roy (2007). Canada's Bridge Warriors: Eric Murray and Sami Kehela. Toronto: Master Point Press. p. 336. ISBN 978-1-897106-21-1. 
  • Wolff, Bobby (2008). The Lone Wolff, An Autobiography of a Bridge Maverick. Toronto: Master Point Press. p. 287. ISBN 978-1-897106-37-2. 
Fictional novels

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and almanacs[edit]

The following are listed chronologically:

Book of the Year Awards[edit]

American Bridge Teachers' Association (ABTA)[edit]

Each year since 1982, ABTA has recognized one or more books as contributing significantly to the teaching of contract bridge. The following are the award recipients:[7]

International Bridge Press Association (IBPA)[edit]

Since 2004, the IBTA has chosen one bridge-related title of exceptional merit. Thus far, recipients include:[1]

American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) surveys[edit]

The ACBL has conducted the following surveys:

1994 survey[edit]

The ACBL survey of 1994 was a poll of well-known players and writers only[8] and resulted in the following list of the 20 best books of all time:

2007 survey[edit]

The ACBL survey of 2007 resulted in two lists of favourite books[9] as follows:

The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (7th edition) recommendations[edit]

The 7th edition of the Encyclopedia recommended[10] the following books with the caveat that the "list on this page is by no means definitive. It was influenced to a degree by surveys published in 1994 and 2007 in the Bridge Bulletin." Listed alphabetically by first author surname.

  • Points Schmoints! Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets by Marty Bergen
  • Declarer Play the Bergen Way by Marty Bergen
  • 52 Great Tips on Declarer Play by David Bird
  • Another 52 Great Bridge Tips by David Bird
  • Matchpoints Versus IMPs by August Boehm
  • To Bid or Not to Bid: The Law of Total Tricks by Larry Cohen
  • Right Through the Pack by Robert Darvas and Norman de V. Hart
  • Bridge with the Blue Team by Pietro Forquet
  • Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant
  • How the Experts Win at Bridge by Burt and Rose Hall
  • Two Over One Game Force (Revised and Expanded) by Max Hardy
  • The Mysterious Multi by Mark Horton and Jan van Cleeff
  • Canada’s Bridge Warriors: Eric Murray and Sami Kehela by Roy Hughes
  • Roman Keycard Blackwood: The Final Word by Eddie Kantar
  • Take All Your Tricks by Eddie Kantar
  • Modern Bridge Defense by Eddie Kantar
  • Advanced Bridge Defense by Eddie Kantar
  • Test Your Play II by Eddie Kantar
  • Topics in Declarer Play by Eddie Kantar
  • Killing Defense at Bridge by Hugh Kelsey
  • Adventures in Card Play by Hugh Kelsey with Geza Ottlik
  • Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge by Ron Klinger
  • Modern Losing Trick Count by Ron Klinger
  • A Bridge to Simple Squeezes by Julian Laderman
  • A Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play by Julian Laderman
  • How to Read Your Opponents’ Cards by Mike Lawrence
  • Judgment at Bridge by Mike Lawrence
  • The Complete Book on Balancing by Mike Lawrence
  • The Complete Book of Overcalls by Mike Lawrence
  • Play Bridge with Mike Lawrence by Mike Lawrence
  • Bridge Squeezes Complete by Clyde Love
  • Winning Endplay Strategy by Clyde Love
  • All 52 Cards by Marshall Miles
  • Bridge in the Menagerie by Victor Mollo
  • Card Play Technique by Victor Mollo and Nico Gardener
  • The Devil’s Ticket: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand and a New American Age by Gary Pomerantz
  • A Great Deal of Bridge Problems by Julian Pottage
  • Thinking on Defense by Jim Priebe
  • Reese on Play by Terence Reese
  • Master Play by Terence Reese
  • Play These Hands with Me by Terence Reese
  • The Expert Game by Terence Reese
  • The Rodwell Files by Eric Rodwell and Mark Horton
  • Commonsense Bidding by William Root
  • The Secrets of Winning Bridge by Jeff Rubens
  • 5 Weeks to Winning Bridge by Alfred Sheinwold
  • Why You Lose at Bridge by S. J. Simon
  • Frank Stewart’s Bridge Club by Frank Stewart
  • The Great Bridge Scandal by Alan Truscott
  • Watson’s Play of the Hand at Bridge by Louis Watson
  • The Lone Wolff by Bobby Wolff
  • Matchpoints by Kit Woolsey

Mark Horton's book recommendations[edit]

In his 1999 book, The Mammoth Book of Bridge,[11] Mark Horton lists his recommendations for "Bridge Books You Should Read", grouped as follows:

Classics[edit]

General

Bidding

Declarer Play

For beginners[edit]

Bidding

Declarer Play

Defender's Play

For advancing players[edit]

For experienced players[edit]

British Bridge Almanack survey[edit]

The British Bridge Almanack[12] reported on a survey of leading British bridge personalities. The survey presented a chronological list of 16 books by British authors deemed to have made a significant contribution to the development of the game and asked those surveyed to add up to 3 titles of their choosing and then identify their top 5. Of the 24 reported respondents, 19 identified one or more titles.

Initial list[edit]

Added titles[edit]

The following additional titles were nominated by respondents.

  • Bridge is an Easy Game by Iain Macleod, 1952
  • Country Life Book of Bridge by Maurice Harrison-Gray, 1972
  • Adventures in Card-Play by Géza Ottlik and Hugh Kelsey, 1979
  • The Bidding Dictionary by Alan Truscott, 1996
  • The Big Game: Rubber Bridge in a London club by Richard Sheehan, 1999

Most mentioned[edit]

The following books received the most mentions:

  • 17 mentions: The Expert Game by Terence Reese, 1960
  • 14 mentions: Why You Lose at Bridge by S.J. Simon, 1945
  • 12 mentions: Killing Defence at Bridge by Hugh Kelsey, 1966
  • 11 mentions: Reese on Play by Terence Reese, 1947
  • 8 mentions: Play Bridge with Reese by Terence Reese, 1960
  • 7 mentions: Card Play Technique by Victor Mollo and Nico Gardener, 1955

No other title received more than 3 mentions.

Bibliographies[edit]

Encyclopedic bibliographies[edit]

Several encyclopedias on the subject of bridge have provided bibliographies of bridge related publications.

The Encyclopedia of Bridge

The Encyclopedia of Bridge of 1935 acknowledges certain authors' publications in their brief biographies but no summary tabulation or categorization of bridge literature or evaluative commentary is provided.

The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge

The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (OEB) is a publication of the American Contract Bridge League first published in 1964 with the 7th edition published in 2011. 8th edition will be published in 2014. Up to the 6th, each OEB edition contains a bibliography of bridge related publications grouped by subject (history, bidding, play, reference, etc.) and rates selected publications as: (a) having made a significant contribution to the technical development of the game; (b) being mandatory for inclusion in a modern technical library; (c) being optional for inclusion in a modern technical library; or (d) none of the foregoing. Subject categories and ratings for a publication may vary between editions of the OEB. The 1st edition bibliography spans 8 pages and lists about 400 titles; the 6th edition bibliography, prepared by Tim Bourke, spans 60 pages and lists approximately 4,100 titles; Up to the 6th, each edition of The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge contains a bibliography of bridge and bridge related books; the following is a summary of their contents.

OEB
Edition
Page Range Number
of Pages
Number
of Categories
Number
of Entries
1 684-691 8 15
2 783-793 11 15
3 849-858 10 15
4 902-922 21 17
5 Not numbered 38
6 Not numbered 60 29 4096
7 Not included 0 0 0

The Bridge Players' Encyclopedia

The Bridge Players Encyclopedia (BPE) was published in 1967 by Paul Hamlyn (London) and is an International Edition based on The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge of 1964 but geared to the needs of British and European players. The edition modified American spellings, 'translated' bidding structures to the more widely used Acol system, omitted biographical notes on some lesser known Americans and added biographical notes on some British and European players. Although content differs from the 1964 OEB, the publication contains a 9-page bibliography of approximately 500 titles with subject categorization and rating schemes similar to those of the previous OEB editions.

Bibliographies in Wikipedia articles[edit]

By subject[edit]

By author[edit]

Other bibliographies[edit]

  • Tim, Bourke; Sugden, John (2010). Bridge Books in English from 1886-2010: an annotated bibliography. Cheltenham, England: Bridge Book Buffs. ISBN 978-0-9566576-0-2. 

Bibliography[edit]

Following are details about books referenced in preceding sections, listed by first named author's surname beginning with:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

- A -[edit]

  • Andersen, Ron; Zenkel, Sabine (1993). Preempts from A-Z. Magnus Books (Stamford, Conn.), 290p., ISBN 978-0-9637533-0-4; 2nd Edition 1996, Magnus Books (Stamford, Conn.), 307p. 

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- C -[edit]

  • Cohen, Ben; Barrow, Rhoda (1967). The Bridge Players' Encyclopedia. London: Paul Hamlyn. p. 674. 
  • Cohen, Ben; Barrow, Rhoda. Basic Acol. 
  • Cohen, Larry (1992). To Bid or Not to Bid: The LAW of Total Tricks (9th printing, 1997, revised and expanded ed.). Boca Raton, FL: Natco Press. p. 286. ISBN 0-9634715-0-3. LCCN 92-80759 Check |lccn= value (help). 
  • Crowhurst, Eric (1974). Precision Bidding in Acol. Pelham (London), 240p., ISBN 978-0-7207-0765-6; 1983, Pelham (London), 256p., ISBN 978-0-7207-1488-3. 
  • Crowhurst, Eric (1980). Acol in Competition. Pelham Books Ltd., (London), 383p. ISBN 0-7207-1273-4. 
  • Crowhurst, Eric; Kambites, Andrew (1992). Understanding Acol. The Good Bidding Guide. Master Bridge Series. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd in association with Peter Crawley. p. 157. ISBN 0-575-05253-8. 

- D -[edit]

  • Darvas, Robert; Lukacs, Paul (1960). Spotlight on Card Play (1st ed.). New York: Barclay. 
  • Darvas, Robert; Hart, Norman de Villiers; Compèred by Stern, Paul (1947). Right Through the Pack: A Bridge Fantasy. London: Contract Bridge Equipment Ltd. 
  • Dormer, Albert. Powerhouse Hands. 
  • Downey, Ned; Pomer, Ellen (2005). Standard Bidding with SAYC. Toronto: Master Point Press. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-897106-03-7. 

- E -[edit]

  • English Bridge Union Teachers' Association Committee (EBUTA), Sandra Landy (1998). Really Easy Bidding. Aylesbury, UK: The English Bridge Union. ISBN 0-9506279-2-5. 
  • Ewen, Robert (1970). Opening Leads. Prentice-Hall, Inc. (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), 226 pages. 

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- G -[edit]

- H -[edit]

  • Hardy, Max (1989). Two Over One Game Force (Revised and Expanded ed.). Kentucky: Devyn Press. ISBN 978-0-910791-35-9. OCLC 29781186. 
  • Hardy, Max (2000). Standard Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century. SQueeZe Books. ISBN 978-1-58776-049-5. LCCN 00-104457 Check |lccn= value (help). 
  • Hardy, Max (2002). Advanced Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century. SQueeZe Books. ISBN 978-1-58776-125-6. LCCN 2002104136. 
  • Hayden, Dorothy. Bid Better, Play Better. (1966-1986). First edition 1966: Harper & Row (New York), 196p. / 1966: Award Books (New York), 254p. / 1967: Universal (New York), 254p. / 1967: Award Books (New York), Tandem (London), 254p. / 1970: Award Books (New York), Tandem (London), 254p. / 1981: Pinnacle Books (New York), 235p. / 1986: Perennial Library (New York), 235p. ISBN 0-06-091351-7. 
  • Hiron, Alan; Hiron, Maureen. Beginning Bridge. 
  • Hoffman, Martin (1982). Hoffman on Pairs Play. Faber and Faber (London), 184p. ISBN 0-571-11750-3. 
  • Horton, Mark (1994). Step-by-Step Signalling. 

- I -[edit]

- J -[edit]

  • Jabbour, Zeke (2004). Lawless Territory. American Contract Bridge League, Bridge Bulletin, August 2004, pp. 27–28. 

- K -[edit]

  • Kantar, Eddie (Edwin): For a complete listing of Eddie Kantar books, see Edwin Kantar bibliography.
  • Kantar, Eddie (1965). Play of the Hand Complete. Eddie Kantar.  108 pages.
  • Kantar, Eddie (1968). Introduction to Declarer's Play. Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), 142p., ISBN 978-0-87980-401-5 / Prentice Hall (Endlewood Cliffs, NJ), 147p. / Muller (London), 1971, ISBN 978-0-584-10393-9, 147p. 
  • Kantar, Eddie (1968). Introduction to Defender's Play. Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), 153p. / Prentice Hall (Endlewood Cliffs, NJ), 153p. / Muller (London), 1971, ISBN 978-0-584-10394-6, 153p / Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), 1977, ISBN 978-0-87980-322-3, 153p. 
  • Kantar, Eddie (1974). Defensive Bridge Play Complete. Wilshire Book Company (North Hollywood, CA), 528p. / 1975, 1976. ISBN 978-0-87980-287-5. 
  • Kantar, Eddie (1977). Bridge Humor. Melvin Powers Self-improvement Library. North Hollywood, CA: Wilshire Book Company. ISBN 978-0-87980-342-1.  151 pages.
  • Kantar, Eddie (1983). Kantar for the Defense, Volume 1. Melvin Powers Self-improvement Library. North Hollywood, CA: Wilshire Book Co. ISBN 978-0-87980-400-8.  200 pages.
  • Kantar, Eddie (1984). Kantar for the Defense, Volume 2. Melvin Powers Self-improvement Library. North Hollywood, CA: Wilshire Book Co. ISBN 978-0-87980-409-1.  200 pages.
  • Kantar, Eddie (1989). The Best of Eddie Kantar: Funny Stories from the Bridge Table. Granovetter Books. ISBN 978-0-940257-03-0.  214 pages.
  • Kantar, Eddie (1997–2008). Bridge for Dummies. IDG Books Worldwide (Foster City, CA), 1997, ISBN 978-0-7645-5015-7, 382p. / Second Edition: Wiley Publishing Inc., (Hoboken, NJ), 2006, ISBN 978-0-471-92426-5, 388p. / Large Print Edition: Thorndike Press (Waterville, Me), 2008, ISBN 978-1-4104-0503-6, 563p. 
  • Kantar, Eddie (1999). Eddie Kantar Teaches Advanced Bridge Defense. Toronto: Master Point Press. ISBN 978-1-894154-03-1.  240 pages.
  • Kaplan, Edgar (1964). Winning Contract Bridge Complete. Fleet Publishing Corp. 
  • Kearse, Amalya (1990). Bridge Conventions Complete (Revised and Expanded ed.). Louisville, KY: Devyn Press Inc. ISBN 0-910791-76-7.  1121 pages.
  • Kelsey, Hugh (1966). Killing Defence at Bridge. London: Faber and Faber.  191 pages.
  • Kelsey, Hugh (1968). Advanced Play at Bridge. London: Faber and Faber.  192 pages.
  • Kelsey, Hugh (1985). Simple Squeezes. Victor Gollancz Ltd. ISBN 0-575-03607-9.  120 pages.
  • Kelsey, Hugh. Matchpoint Bridge. 
  • Kleinman, Danny (2004). The No Trump Zone. Toronto: Master Point Press. ISBN 1-894154-70-3.  217 pages.
  • Klinger, Ron (2001). Guide to Better Card Play. Master Bridge Series (New ed.). London: Cassell in association with Peter Crawley. ISBN 0-304-35769-3. 
  • Klinger, Ron. Bridge Basics. 
  • Klinger, Ron; collab Pat Husband & Andrew Kambites (1994). Basic Bridge. London: Victor Gollancz. ISBN 0-575-05690-8. 
  • Klinger, Ron (1986). Bidding to Win at Contract Bridge, Book One: The Modern Losing Trick Count. Sydney, Australia: Modern Bridge Publications. p. 122. ISBN 0-9592305-2-1.  — (2009) The Modern Losing Trick Count: Bidding to Win at Contract Bridge (13th impression). London: by Cassell in association with Peter Crawley, pp. 143. ISBN 978-0-304-35770-3.
  • Koelman, Johannes M.V.A. A New Losing-Trick Count. The Bridge World, May 2003, Vol 74, Issue 8, p. 26. 

- L -[edit]

  • Levé, Guy (2007). The Encyclopedia of Card Play Techniqes at Bridge. Toronto: Master Point Press. ISBN 978-1-897106-25-9. 
  • Lawrence, Mike (1973). How to Read Your Opponents Cards. First Edition: Prentice-Hall,Inc., (Englwood Cliffs, NJ), 175p. / Second Edition: Devyn Press Inc., (Louisville, KY), 1986, 175p. ISBN 0-910791-48-1. 
  • Lawrence, Mike (1976). Judgement in Bridge. Max Hardy, 6th Printing, 1987, 151p. ISBN 0-939460-02-5. 
  • Lawrence, Mike (1980). The Complete Book of Overcalls. 202p. Max Hardy (Hawthorne, CA). 
  • Lawrence, Mike (1983). The Complete Book on Hand Evaluation in Contract Bridge. Hawthorne, CA: Max Hardy. p. 194. ISBN 0-939460-27-0. 
  • Lawrence, Mike (1988). How to Play Card Combinations. Louisville, KY: Devyn Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-910791-63-2. 
  • Lawrence, Mike (1996). Mike Lawrence's Opening Leads, 289 pages. C&T Bridge Supplies. 
  • Lawrence, Mike (1982). Dynamic Defense. Devyn Press, 226 pages. 
  • Lawrence, Mike; Wirgren, Anders (2004). I Fought the Law of Total Tricks. 
  • Love, Clyde E. (1959). Bridge Squeezes Complete or Winning End Play Strategy (1st ed.). Long Island City, NY: Barclay Bridge Supplies, Sterling Publishing Company Inc. LCCN 59014249. 

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  • Ottlik, Géza; Kelsey, Hugh (1979). Adventures in Card Play. London: Victor Gallancz Ltd. in association with Peter Crawley.  Also, Adventures in Card Play. (2005) London: Cassell in association with Peter Crawley, 7th Impression. ISBN 0-304-36807-5. 

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  • Seagram, Barbara; Smith, Marc (1999). 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. Master Point Press, Toronto, 190 pages. ISBN 1-894154-07-X. , ISBN 978-1-894154-07-9
  • Senior, Brian (1994). Raising Partner. Faber & Faber (London), 140p., ISBN 978-0-571-16901-6; Batsford (London), 127p., ISBN 978-0-7134-7918-8. 
  • Senior, Brian (1998). Hand Evaluation in Bridge. London: B.T. Batsford. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-7134-8294-2. 
  • Sheinwold, Alfred. 5 Weeks to Winning Bridge. (1960-1987). First copyright 1959. / First printing 1960: Pocket Books (New York), Permabook M7514, 548p. / 1960: Pocket Books (New York), 548p., ISBN 0-671-78141-3 / 1960: Pocket Books (New York), Permabook M5015 / 1962: Trident Press, Simon & Schuster (New York), 528p. / 1964: Pocket Books (New York), 549p. / 1964: Revised and enlarged, Trident Press, Simon & Schuster (New York), 548p. / 1973: Pocket Books (New York), 547p. / 1975: Pocket Books (New York), 547p. / 1987: Pocket Books (New York). 548p., ISBN 0-671-42287-1. 
  • Simon, S. J. (1945). Why You Lose at Bridge. Nicholson & Watson. 
  • Sontag, Alan (1977). The Bridge Bum. William Morrow and Company, Inc, (New York), 240p. ISBN 0-688-03197-8. 

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  • Watson, Louis H (1934). Watson on the Play of the Hand at Contract Bridge. New York: Lewis Copeland Company. p. 492.  — (1958) Enlarged and modernized by Sam Fry, Jr.
  • Woolsey, Kit (1982). Matchpoints. Shelbyville, KY: Devyn Press Inc. p. 343. ISBN 978-0-910791-00-7. OCLC 13491401.  — (reprinted 1988 and 1992) Louisville, KY: Devyn Press Inc., pp. 343, OCLC 477153995.
  • Woolsey, Kit (1980). Partnership Defense in Bridge. Shelbyville, KY: Devyn Press Inc. p. 303. OCLC 7498214.  — (reprinted 1991), pp. 303, ISBN 978-0-910791-68-7.
  • Woolsey, Kit (1981). Modern Defensive Signalling in Contract Bridge. Port Chester, NY: Barclay Bridge Supplies Inc. p. 64.  — (reprinted 1992) Louisville, KY: Devyn Press Inc., pp. 64, ISBN 0-910791-40-6.

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Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Truscott, Alan; Truscott, Dorothy (2002). The New York Times Bridge Book. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 263. ISBN 0-312-29090-X.  Page 1.
  2. ^ Francis, Henry G., Editor-in-Chief; Truscott, Alan F., Executive Editor; Francis, Dorthy A., Editor, Fifth Edition (1994). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (5th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. pp. 827 (plus 38 page Bibliography). ISBN 0-943855-48-9.  Bibliography, Section A.
  3. ^ Alternate commentary on Biritch, or Russian Whist by John Collinson, 1886
  4. ^ Yeralash or the discovery of a missing link
  5. ^ Goren, Charles (1961). The Sports Illustrated Book of Contract Bridge. Chancellor Hall, Ltd., 518 pages.  LOC 61-17743. Page 14.
  6. ^ Bourke, Tim; Sugden, John (2010). An Annotated Bibliography of Bridge Books in English 1886-2010. Bridge Book Buffs (Cheltenham, England), 711 pages plus supplement. ISBN 978-0-9566576-0-2.  Page vii.
  7. ^ American Bridge Teachers' Association book awards.
  8. ^ ACBL Bridge Bulletin, June 2007, page 20
  9. ^ ACBL Bridge Bulletin, June 2007, pages 20-22
  10. ^ Manley, Brent, Editor; Horton, Mark, Co-Editor; Greenberg-Yarbro, Tracey, Co-Editor; Rigal, Barry, Co-Editor (2011). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (7th ed.). Horn Lake, MS: American Contract Bridge League. p. 432. ISBN 978-0-939460-99-1. 
  11. ^ Mark Horton (1999). The Mammoth Book of Bridge, Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc. (New York), ISBN 0-7867-0691-0, pages 272-278.
  12. ^ Hasenson, Peter (2004). British Bridge Almanack. London: 77 Publishing. pp. 156–165. ISBN 0-9549241-0-X. 

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