Frank Brady



Frank Brandy is the author of numerous critically acclaimed biographies. Internationally recognised as the greatest authority on the life and career of Bobby Fischer, he is also president of New York City's Marshall Chess Club and was the founding editor of Chess Life.

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Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Re...

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Onassis: An Extravagant Life

3.83 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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Bobby Fischer: Profile of a...

3.91 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1965
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Citizen Welles

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Twentieth Century Interpret...

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Hefner

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James Boswell, the Later Ye...

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Chess: How to Improve Your ...

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“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”
Frank Brady, Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness

“But to play in an international tournament of the caliber announced, he had to spend much more time at careful, precise study, analysis, and memorization. He stopped answering his phone, because he didn’t want to be interrupted or tempted to socialize—even for a chess party—and at one point, to be alone with the chessboard, he just threw some clothes in a suitcase, didn’t tell anyone where he was going, and checked into the Brooklyn YMCA. During his stay there, he sometimes studied more than sixteen hours per day. Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, describes how people in all fields reach success. He quotes neurologist Daniel Levitin: “In study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianists, chessplayers, criminals and what have you, the number comes up again and again [the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours of practice].” Gladwell then refers to Bobby: “To become a chess grandmaster also seems to take about ten years. (Only the legendary Bobby Fischer got to that elite level in less than that amount of time: it took him nine years.) Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”
Frank Brady, Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise And Fall From America's Brightest Prodigy To The Edge Of Madness

“Orson arrived at the school lugging his makeup box, and once after a bully had attacked him, Orson repaired to the school washroom where he applied makeup so his face would resemble a bloody pulp. The bully screamed and fled. After that he left Orson alone.”
Frank Brady, Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles

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