The Evolution of Bid Whist: 150 Years in the Growth of an African American Tradition, is an authoritative book that contains the most comprehensive information ever published on the subject of Bid Whist. It covers every aspect of the game from its origin and growth period to its American expansion into international popularity in the 21st century. ...the definitive book on Bid Whist with its inclusion of the game's origins and history, rules, its variations and changes, and strategies for individual improvement as a Bid Whist player. Linda W., Marketing Communications Specialist, Cincinnati, OH. Awesome....information that every Bid Whist player should have. Wendy B., College Faculty Advisor, Modesto, CA. This is a how to book for those unfamiliar with the game and for those who want to sharpen their Bid Whist skills. This information will help Bid Whist players improve their game by revealing winning strategies. About the Author Ron Allen is an avid and skillful Bid Whist player with over 55 years' experience playing Bid Whist. Allen is highly respected among Bid Whist players across the nation, having won many tournaments over the years. Allen is a former high school teacher and retired insurance CEO with prior investigative training as a claims adjuster. He combines his extensive knowledge of the game with his investigative research skills to provide a thorough inspection and review of the truths and myths surrounding the history of Bid Whist, a treasured tradition within the African American culture dating back to before the Civil War.