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Searching for Bobby Fischer

(1988)
The World of Chess, Observed by the Father of a Child Prodigy
A non fiction book by

 
 
Fred Waitzkin was smitten by chess during the historic Fischer-Spassky championship in 1972. When Fischer disappeared from public view, Waitzkin's interest waned-until his own son, Josh, emerged as a chess prodigy.

Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzkin searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.



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May 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: Searching for Bob Fischer World
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-517-05101-X / 978-0-517-05101-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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March 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer . The Adventures Of A Father And His Brilliantly Gifted Son In The Obsessional World Of International Chess
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-370-31317-8 / 978-0-370-31317-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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September 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer: The World of Chess, Observed by the Father of a Child Prodigy
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-394-54455-2 / 978-0-394-54455-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
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Paperback Editions

January 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Searching For Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess: World of Chess Observed by the Father of a Child Prodigy
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-14-017804-X / 978-0-14-017804-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Searching For Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-14-023038-6 / 978-0-14-023038-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Searching For Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess: World of Chess Observed by the Father of a Child Prodigy
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-14-012657-0 / 978-0-14-012657-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 1-4708-9002-X / 978-1-4708-9002-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2001 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-7861-9312-3 / 978-0-7861-9312-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer
Author(s): Blackstone Audiobooks Inc
ISBN: 0-7861-1972-1 / 978-0-7861-1972-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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April 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer Lib/E: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
ISBN: 0-7861-9753-6 / 978-0-7861-9753-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Searching for Bobby Fischer: A Father's Story of Love and Ambition
Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
Publisher: Open Road Media
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