Books: Born Lucky

THE STRANGE LIVES OF ONE MAN—f/y Culberhon—Winsfon ($3).

According to Ely Culbertson, more words were printed about the Culbertson-Lenz bridge battle in 1931 than about Lindbergh's flight to Paris or any murder except the Hall-Mills case; and his Contract Bridge Blue Book and its Summary (written by Mrs. Culbertson) are, next to the Bible, the all-time non-fiction bestsellers (1,300,000 copies). Thanks to an incredible talent for cards and for self-publicizing, Ely Culbertson became the most curiously famous man of the '30s.

But strangely little was known of him.

In this 693-page autobiography Mr. Culbertson tells...

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