on June 5, 2002
I just learned the American version of the game and was looking for some history and basics as well as pointers on strategy. This book has some good strategy sections as well as sections on the American and Japanese games as well as Chinese and other Asian variations. Addresses and descriptions of American and Japanese national organizations are given.The illustrations are small and in black and white so if you are looking for more pictures, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, the illustrations of hands were useful - you just have to look at the page more closely.