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«Fascinating.»

The Times

The fascinating biography that for the first time captures the complete, remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer's life. Les mer

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The fascinating biography that for the first time captures the complete, remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer's life.

Detaljer

Forlag
Constable
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
464
ISBN
9781780336923
Utgivelsesår
2012
Format
13 x 20 cm

Om forfatteren

Frank Brady is the author of numerous biographies, including Bobby Fischer: Profile of a Prodigy, one of the bestselling chess books of all time. He is chairman of the Department of Mass Communication, Journalism, Television and Film at St. John's University, is the president of the Marshall Chess Club, and served as secretary of the United States Chess Federation from 2003 to 2005. He lives in New York.

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«Fascinating.»

The Times

«A rapt, intimate book... Fascinating.»

New York Times

«Frank Brady's superlative Endgame is a biography more than worthy of its charismatic subject ...the second half of his life is one of the saddest stories, even as this is one the year's best biographies.»

Washington Post

«A superb storyteller.»

Literary Review

«(An) engaging account.»

Sunday Telegraph

«Well-researched and enjoyable.»

Jewish Chronicle

«The Mozart of the chessboard is inseparable from the monster of paranoid egotism in this fascinating biography. Brady, founding publisher of Chess Life magazine and a friend of Fischer, gives a richly detailed account of the impoverished Brooklyn wunderkind's sensational opening--he was history's first 15-year-old grandmaster--and the 1972 match with Boris Spassky, in which Fischer captivated the world with his brilliant play and towering tantrums. Brady's chronicle of Fischer's graceless endgame is just as engrossing, as the chess superstar sinks into poverty after rejecting million-dollar matches; flirts with cults; and becomes, though himself Jewish, a raving anti-Semite and conspiracy theorist.... Brady gives us a vivid, tragic narrative of a life that became a chess game.»

Publishing News (Starred review)

«

Rich in detail and insight...I consider this book essential reading in the effort to understand
Bobby Fischer and his place in our world.

»

David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us.

«The definitive portrait of the greatest- and most disturbed-chess genius of all time.»

Paul Hoffman, author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

«Tells the full and fair story of Fischer's astonishing rise and heartbreaking fall...Brady is the perfect biographer for Bobby Fischer.»

Christopher Chabris, author of The Invisible Gorilla

«A heartbreaking story of failed hopes and torment.»

Catholic Herald

«Well-researched.»

Mail on Sunday

«Review.»

Oldie

«Frank Brady knew Fischer well as a young man and has now written this biography with sympathy and skill.»

Sunday Business Post

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