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Book Information:

Authors: Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John H. Conway and Richard K. Guy
Title: Winning ways for your mathematical plays
Additional book information: Academic Press, London, 1982, vol. 1, Games in general, vol. 2, Games in particular, xxxii + 861 pp., $22.50 P/B, $64.50 H/B.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Solomon W. Golomb
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 8 (1983), 108-111