Madame Curie: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, 1937 - Biography & Autobiography - 442 pages
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Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie’s daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie’s legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the study of radioactivity and her two Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. It also spotlights her remarkable life, from her childhood in Poland, to her storybook Parisian marriage to fellow scientist Pierre Curie, to her tragic death from the very radium that brought her fame. Now updated with an eloquent, rousing introduction by best-selling author Natalie Angier, this timeless biography celebrates an astonishing mind and a extraordinary woman’s life.

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

I really loved this. She really was a remarkable woman and I loved learning more about her life and the trials she went through. I loved her (and her husband's) humility the most. That seems rare these days in public figures. Read full review

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User Review  - Danni - Goodreads

What an amazing woman, but what a sad life. For book group I decided that we were going to read woman through out history that influenced the world for good. We started with Madame Curie. I really enjoyed this book. Read full review


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Eve Curie Labouisse is the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie. She has worked in human rights and diplomacy, traveling worldwide on behalf of NATO and the United Nations.

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