Who Was Bobby Fischer?
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Frank Brady traces the meteoric ascent—and confounding descent—of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer, who was only 13 when he became the youngest chess master in U.S. history. When he defeated Soviet champion Boris Spassky in 1972, at the historic Cold War showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, he was greeted as an American hero. Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness draws from Fischer family archives, recently released FBI files, and Bobby’s own e-mails to tell the story of Fischer’s entire life—from his impoverished childhood, to making the covers of Time, Life and Newsweek, to becoming a notorious recluse.