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The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately. ---->>>

A deck of cards is built like the purest of hierarchies, with every card a master to those below it, a lackey to those above it. ---->>>

God and the politicians willing, the United States can declare peace upon the world, and win it. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: June 22, 1891
Birthplace: Poiana Vărbilău, Romania
Die: 12-27, 1955
Occupation: Writer

Elie Almon Culbertson (July 22, 1891 – December 27, 1955), known as Ely Culbertson, was an American contract bridge entrepreneur and personality dominant during the 1930s. He played a major role in the popularization of the new game and was widely regarded as "the man who made contract bridge". He was a great showman who became rich, was highly extravagant, and lost and gained fortunes several times over (wikipedia)