In 1974, Eddie Kantar wrote Defensive Bridge Play Complete (Wilshire Books), a book which has only recently gone out-of-print, and is a consensus nominee as one of the ten top bridge books ever written. But the technical theory of the game has come a long way in the last 25 years. This book covers the basic concepts of bridge defense for the modern novice player, and will undoubtedly be the standard teaching tool and reference work for the next quarter-century. Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies, not least because of his unique style and the humour that he introduces into the learning process. Designed to be used by bridge teachers, or by students learning on their own, it contains a host of features that help the student to grasp the material: clearly laid-out concepts, margin notes, practice hands, chapter-end quizzes, key-point summaries at regular intervals, and an index.