Everyone kws that control-showing bids are the expert route to slam, but it is remarkably hard to find a comprehensive treatment of this vital area of the game. Until w, that is. This is an exhaustive work, covering a lot of territory. The average reader won't want to use everything they read about here - and it would be a mammoth undertaking to try to adopt it all - but it will get them thinking about their bidding and offer many ways to improve it. After all, bridge is the ultimate game for thinkers. This book fills an important gap in the literature of bridge for serious players. Foreword is by Brent Manley, editor of the ACBL Bulletin .