86th out of 129 books — 34 voters
by Fred Waitzkin (Goodreads Author)
Games and politics collide in this remarkable look inside the world of genius - a brilliant exploration of obsession, risk and triumph, by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer. "K-a-r-r-r-p-o-v." Kasparov pronounced the name slowly, rolling the r. "He is a creature of darkness. I'm going to crush him." Fred Waitzkin established himself as the premier writer about the...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published August 11th 1993 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
(first published January 1st 1993)
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Fred Waitzkin is a journalist and author of the acclaimed nonfiction bestseller Searching for Bobby Fischer, as well as the books Mortal Games and The Last Marlin. His debut novel, The Dream Merchant, is being published in the Spring of 2013. Additionally, he’s an avid blue water fisherman and is an Afro Cuban drummer. You can find more on Fred Waitzkin at his website or check out some exclusive c...moreMore about Fred Waitzkin...