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    DescriptionIn THE ART OF LEARNING, Waitzkin offers an inside look at two of the world's most intense subcultures while also sharing the principles at the core of his success. One must focus on long-term goals, Waitzkin argues, instead of the immediate thrill of victory or crush of defeat, enduring the difficult periods that result in growth to reach higher levels of achievement. As the details of his life are unfolding, Waitzkin explains how these principles apply to his own story, creating a narrative that is as inspiring and instructional as it is gripping.

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    The Art of Learning
    An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josh Waitzkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 264 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743277464
    ISBN 10: 0743277465

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 725
    LC classification: BF
    B&T Approval Code: A09704000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A11242000, A37384000
    Abridged Dewey: 153
    BISAC V2.8: SEL021000, BIO026000
    DC22: 153.15
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: GAM001030
    Thema V1.0: VSP
    Edition statement
    Imprint name
    The Free Press
    Publication date
    18 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Josh Waitzkin, an 8-time National Chess Champion in his youth, was the subject of the book and movie, Searching for Bobby Fischer. At 18, he published his first book, Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess. Since the age of 20, he has developed and been spokesperson for Chessmaster, the largest computer chess program in the world, currently in its 10th edition. Now a martial arts champion, he holds a combined 21 National Championship
    Review quote
    "This is a really superb book, one I wish someone had given to me long ago. The title is accurate -- at a profound level, it's about real learning from hard conflict rather than from disinterested textbooks. It will take a ferocious interruption to make you put this book down." -- Robert Pirsig, author of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainance"