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Searching for Bobby Fischer

Author: Fred Waitzkin; Barrett Whitener
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fred Waitzkin was smitten by chess during the historic Fischer-Spassky championship in 1972. When Fischer disappeared from public view, Waitzkin's interest waned--until his own son Josh emerged as a chess prodigy. Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Josh Waitzkin; Bobby Fischer
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Waitzkin; Barrett Whitener
ISBN: 0786119721 9780786119721
OCLC Number: 46892021
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Lloyd James.
Description: 6 sound cassettes (1 1/2 hr. each) : digital.
Responsibility: by Fred Waitzkin.

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Fred Waitzkin was smitten by chess during the historic Fischer-Spassky championship in 1972. When Fischer disappeared from public view, Waitzkin's interest waned--until his own son Josh emerged as a chess prodigy. Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzkin searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.

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