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Endgame : Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall -- from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness.

Author: Frank Brady
Publisher: London : Constable & Robinson, 2011.
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When Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him. What motivated him from such a young age, and what was the source of his remarkable intellect? How could a man so ambivalent  Read more...
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Biography
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Brady, Frank.
Endgame : Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall -- from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness.
London : Constable & Robinson, ©2011
Named Person: Bobby Fischer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Brady
ISBN: 9781849019231 1849019231
OCLC Number: 771875030
Description: 1 online resource (610 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; AUTHOR'S NOTE; Epigraph; 1 : Loneliness to Passion; 2 : Childhood Obsession; 3 : Out of the Head of Zeus; 4 : The American Wunderkind; 5 : The Cold War Gladiator; 6 : The New Fischer; 7 : Einstein's Theory; 8 : Legends Clash; 9 : The Candidate; 10 : The Champion; 11 : The Wilderness Years; 12 : Fischer-Spassky Redux; 13 : Crossing Borders; 14 : Arrest and Rescue; 15 : Living and Dying in Iceland; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Plates; Copyright.

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When Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then  Read more...

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The definitive portrait of the greatest- and most disturbed-chess genius of all time. -- Paul Hoffman, author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers Rich in detail and insight...I consider this book Read more...

 
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