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Contract bridge--the version of the game we play today--and Sandy Balfours father were both conceived in 1925 and thrust, blinking uncertainly, into the fractured world of 1926. But while Balfours father was the child of a bank clerk and a schoolteacher and was born in a modest apartment in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, the game he came to love had an altogether more distinguishe Contract bridge--the version of the game we play today--and Sandy Balfours father were both conceived in 1925 and thrust, blinking uncertainly, into the fractured world of 1926. But while Balfours father was the child of a bank clerk and a schoolteacher and was born in a modest apartment in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, the game he came to love had an altogether more distinguished lineage. Vulnerable in Hearts chronicles the eight decades of Balfours fathers life and the same period in the history and development of bridge, a game that has enticed players from Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Gates and Clint Eastwood. First taught the game as a child by his mildly eccentric father, Balfour is drawn to bridge as a means to try to understand him, but soon discovers the global empire of the game itself. As the narrative moves from the bridge clubs of Moscow to the World Bridge Olympiad in Istanbul, Balfour explores the complex relationships of bridge and history, rules and empire, father and son. Part memoir, part history, part game, Vulnerable in Hearts is a wryly entertaining account of how we communicate with one another, why we play games, and how we love.

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Contract bridge--the version of the game we play today--and Sandy Balfours father were both conceived in 1925 and thrust, blinking uncertainly, into the fractured world of 1926. But while Balfours father was the child of a bank clerk and a schoolteacher and was born in a modest apartment in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, the game he came to love had an altogether more distinguishe Contract bridge--the version of the game we play today--and Sandy Balfours father were both conceived in 1925 and thrust, blinking uncertainly, into the fractured world of 1926. But while Balfours father was the child of a bank clerk and a schoolteacher and was born in a modest apartment in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, the game he came to love had an altogether more distinguished lineage. Vulnerable in Hearts chronicles the eight decades of Balfours fathers life and the same period in the history and development of bridge, a game that has enticed players from Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Gates and Clint Eastwood. First taught the game as a child by his mildly eccentric father, Balfour is drawn to bridge as a means to try to understand him, but soon discovers the global empire of the game itself. As the narrative moves from the bridge clubs of Moscow to the World Bridge Olympiad in Istanbul, Balfour explores the complex relationships of bridge and history, rules and empire, father and son. Part memoir, part history, part game, Vulnerable in Hearts is a wryly entertaining account of how we communicate with one another, why we play games, and how we love.
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Title Vulnerable in Hearts Height 13 mm
Sandy Balfour Width 2 mm
ISBN-13 9781843543664 Binding PAPERBACK
ISBN-10 #1843543664 Spine Width
Publisher Atlantic Pages 304
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