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Endgame: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Bobby Fischer by Brady Frank ISBN 13: 9781742662367

ISBN 10: 1742662366

Unknown; Sydney: Murdoch Books, 2011; ISBN-13: 978-1742662367

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Murdoch Books, Australia, 2011. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 402 pages. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine is uncreased. Remainder mark on page edges. At 13 years of age Bobby Fischer was the youngest chess master in US history, but the brilliant boy with the genius IQ would spend his adult life struggling with paranoia and mental illness. When he passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. What motivated him from such a young age, and what was the source of his remarkable intellect? What drew this man of Jewish descent to fulminate against Jews, and how was it that a mind so famously disciplined could unravel so completely? Acclaimed biographer Frank Brady first met Fischer when the prodigy was just 10 years old, and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs. In this account, decades in the making, Brady traces the meteoric ascent - and confounding descent - of this enigmatic genius, drawing on first-hand interviews with tho ... Read more

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