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   Obsessive Genius
The Inner World of Marie Curie
by Barbara Goldsmith
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Categories: Science/Nature | Women's Studies
Code: 2849 |  ISBN: 0393327485 |  320 pp. |  Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
THROUGH FAMILY INTERVIEWS, diaries, letters, and workbooks that had been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth?an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a spectacular scientific career, a demanding family, the prejudice of society, and her own passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a dazzling portrait of Curie, her amazing scientific success, and the price she paid for fame.

"Never a dull moment. . . . Goldsmith leads the reader through a wonderland of facts with just the right blend of science and story. In the end, the mystery of the great Madame [Curie] remains, but a deeper understanding of what she went through as a woman and a scientist shines as strong as her radium."?San Francisco Chronicle

"Bestselling historian Goldsmith incisively chronicles [Curie's] intensely dramatic life. . . . Her powerful portrait reveals a woman of great passion, genius, and pain who changed the world."?Booklist, starred review


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