From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischers, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischers life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his lifehe 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 Fischer from such a young age, and what was the source of his remarkable intellect? How could a man so ambivalent about money and fame be so driven to succeed? 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? From Fischers meteoric rise, to an utterly dominant prime unequaled by any American chess player, to his eventual descent into madness, the book draws upon hundreds of newly discovered documents and recordings and numerous firsthand interviews conducted with those who knew Fischer best. It paints, for the very first time, a complete picture of one of Americas most enigmatic icons. This is the definitive account of a fascinating man and an extraordinary life, one that at last reconciles Fischers deeply contradictory legacy and answers the question, who was Bobby Fischer?
Narrator: Ray Porter
Duration: 13 hours 29 minutes
Released: 11 Jan 2002
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.