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Bobby Fischer goes to war

how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time

by Edmonds, David

  • 12 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Ecco in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fischer, Bobby, -- 1943-,
  • Spassky, Boris Vasilyevich, -- 1937-

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Edmonds and John Eidinow.
    ContributionsEidinow, John.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1455 .E32 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 342 p. :
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18487126M
    ISBN 100060510242, 0060510250

    “[A] praiseworthy, terrific book marvelous.” — Chess Life “Bobby Fischer Goes to War tells the story in fine, brisk style conveying the richness of the world beyond the chessboard.” — Time magazine “[Edmonds and Eidinow] show themselves once again to be grandmasters of nonfiction narrative.” — Christian Science Monitor. The book is called Bobby Fischer Goes to War, and it isn't so much war against Spassky or even the Soviet Union, but against absolutely everyone and thing. And for, a brief shining moment, -- supported by some inspired chess play -- Fischer won. (As the authors note, however, that was pretty much the end of that: ever since Fischer has been.

    Bobby Fischer Goes to War - Bobby Fischer Goes to War audiobook, by David Edmonds In the summer of , with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men -- the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer -- met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their .   Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds, John Eidinow; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: World Chess Championship ( Reykjavík, Iceland); People: Bobby Fischer (), Bobby Fischer (), Boris Vasilyevich Spassky ().

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“Bobby Fischer Bobby Fischer goes to war book to War tells the story in fine, brisk style conveying the richness of the world beyond the chessboard.” (Time magazine) “ [Edmonds and Eidinow] show themselves once again to be grandmasters of nonfiction narrative.” (Christian Science Monitor)/5().

"Bobby Fischer Goes to War" was well researched, engagingly narrated, and intriguing from start to finish. I particularly enjoyed how the authors provided detailed biographies of not only the main competitors (Fischer and Spassky), but also for some of the lesser known characters who were entwined in the event (Palsson and Fox, for example)/5.

Taking place during the Cold War, the match featured a duel between reigning champion Boris Spassky, from the Soviet Union, and challenger Bobby Fischer, from the United States. The book is an excellently detailed description of the match and the events that led up /5().

A mesmerizing narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair, Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer myth, a nuanced study on the art of brinkmanship, and a revelatory cold war tragicomedy/5(19).

'Bobby Fischer Goes to War' cover (detail). The Cold War was raging during the summer of when reigning world chess champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union met American challenger Bobby. 'Bobby Fischer Goes to War' is an in-depth account of the fischer-spassky matches in Reykjavik in /5().

'Bobby Fischer Goes to War' is an in-depth account of the fischer-spassky matches in Reykjavik in It starts by briefly looking at each players history and development, before looking at how the match was set up and negotiated and then how it was played/5(78).

A mesmerizing narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair, Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer myth, a nuanced study on the art of brinkmanship, and a revelatory cold war P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Bobby Fischer Goes to War: The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time by David Edmonds and John Eidinow pp, Faber, £ The match for the world chess. Early years.

Bobby Fischer was born at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, on March 9, His mother, Regina Wender Fischer, was a US citizen, born in Switzerland; her parents were Polish Jews. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Regina became a teacher, registered nurse, and later a physician. After graduating from college in her teens, Regina traveled to Germany to.

Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders. Try. Memories of Bobby Fischer came to mind. I also watched the game for a while and then decided to visit my local bookstore and just by happenstance I saw "Bobby Fischer Goes to War" and picked up a copy.

It is very interesting reading. Bobby Fischer's match with the Soviet Boris Spassky held in Reykjavik, Iceland is legendary.5/5(5). Taking place during the Cold War, the match featured a duel between reigning champion Boris Spassky, from the Soviet Union, and challenger Bobby Fischer, from the United States.

The book is an excellently detailed description of the match and the events that led up to it/5. Bobby Fischer goes to war how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time 1st Ecco pbk. by David Edmonds, John Eidinow. 2 Want to read; Published by Ecco in New York, NY.

Written in EnglishPages: Bobby Fischer Goes to War is the title of a new book on the subject, I'm Amanda Smith and I'm speaking with David Edmonds and John Eidinow about their book, Bobby Fischer Goes to War.

Now John. A mesmerizing narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair, Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer myth, a nuanced study on the art of brinkmanship, and a revelatory cold war tragicomedy.

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Bobby Fischer goes to war: how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This :   I read the Kindle Version of Bobby Fischer goes to War, Chris read the Paperback version. Audiobook link. What was going on in the chess world in when Bobby Goes to War was published.

Bobby Fischer Goes to War. From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer’s life.

When Bobby Fischer passed away in Januaryhe. ub Bobby Fischer Goes To War by David Edmonds and John Eidinow (the authors of the surprise hit book, Wittgenstein's Poker) is a detailed account of the most famous chess match in modern times, and a fascinating story it is.

John Eidinow talked about his book, which he co-authored with Dave Edmonds, Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of. Superbly researched. Bobby Fischer Goes to War fills an important gab in the literature on this showdown. Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Bobby Fischer Goes to War tells the story in fine, brisk style conveying the richness of the world beyond the chessboard. Time magazine [A] praiseworthy, terrific book marvelous.

Chess LifePages: Bobby Fischer Goes to War: The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time (Hardcover) Published December 1st by .