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THE MAD WORLD OF BRIDGE
Jack Olsen
May 23, 1960
Bridge experts may be moody, jealous, egocentric and (when they lose) quarrelsome, but nobody has called them dull. In this chapter from his lively book (to be published this week by Holt, Rinehart and Winston $3.95), Jack Olsen takes you into the mixed brilliance and nonsense which make up the mad world of bridge
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May 23, 1960

The Mad World Of Bridge

Bridge experts may be moody, jealous, egocentric and (when they lose) quarrelsome, but nobody has called them dull. In this chapter from his lively book (to be published this week by Holt, Rinehart and Winston $3.95), Jack Olsen takes you into the mixed brilliance and nonsense which make up the mad world of bridge

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"Mack gets up. 'I think we can straighten this out down in the street,' he says.

" 'O.K.,' I said. I looked at George Raft. 'I never had a fist fight in my life,' I says. 'But I think I can beat this guy. I'm gonna hit him in no place but the stomach.'

"We are walking down the stairs to the street, first George Raft, then me following him, and then Mack following me. Halfway down the stairs I stopped and said to George, 'You know, George, one of the greatest songs I ever heard is, Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?'

"Mack thinks for a moment, and then he says, 'Let's go up and finish the game.' "

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