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Frank Brady

Frank Brady is an acclaimed author of several biographies, including that of Orson Welles, Aristotle Onassis, Barbra Streisand and his most recent biography: ENDGAME: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall -- from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness. A New York Times bestseller, ENDGAME is being published in countries around the world, and is available as an e-book and an audiobook. Frank Brady first met Bobby Fischer when the young prodigy was a child and Brady was a teen, and he went on as a journalist to cover Fischer's life as the boy from Brooklyn rose to become the first American to win the World Chess Championship. Brady is a full professor of communications at St. John's University, and the president of the Marshall Chess Club,the most prestigous chess club in the country. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Maxine, a writer and editor.
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