This book deals with Bobby before he had become a household name. A complete unknown he wasn't, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit - including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair -but U.S. chess players had never had a real opportunity to see him in action without traveling thousands of miles.
Their one chance to see Bobby up close was Fischer's 1964 exhibition tour. Following in the footsteps of such legends as Capablanca and Alekhine, Bobby barnstormed the U.S. and Canada from coast to coast.
The book gives a look at the tour with newspaper reports, magazine articles, personal reminiscences and lots of games, many of which have never been published before.
This second edition features new material including a recently rediscovered exhibition in Indianapolis, first hand accounts from the San Francisco, Little Rock and Pittsburgh, several games, plus photos, artifacts as well as corrections.