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  - LynnB - LibraryThing

I didn't know much about Madam Curie and am glad to have read this book. It is clear that the author (her daughter) had a strong love for her mother. The book doesn't dwell on any negative qualities ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

This book was written by the daughter of its subject in the years following Madame Curie's death on July 4, 1934. Usually I avoid biographies written by relatives since we know they tend to be ... 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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