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Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family / Shelley Emling.

Emling, Shelley, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781137278364
  • Physical Description: xx, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Palgrave Macmillan paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue : America : a fresh point of departure for the world's greatest scientist -- An absolutely miserable year -- Moving on -- Meeting Missy -- Finally, America -- The White House -- New and improved -- Another dynamic duo -- Turning to America : again -- Into the spotlight -- The end of a quest -- Tributes and new causes -- All about Eve -- The ravages of another world war -- Rough waters -- The legacy.
Summary, etc.: "Marie Curie was the first person to be honored by two Nobel Prizes and she pioneered the use of radiation therapy for cancer patients. But she was also a mother, widowed young, who raised two extraordinary daughters alone: Irene, a Nobel Prize winning chemist in her own right, who played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb, and Eve, a highly regarded humanitarian and journalist, who fought alongside the French Resistance during WWII. As a woman fighting to succeed in a male dominated profession and a Polish immigrant caught in a xenophobic society, she had to find ways to support her research. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new story about Marie Curie--and a family of women inextricably connected to the dawn of nuclear physics"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Curie, Marie, 1867-1934.
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 > Family.
Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956.
Curie, Eve, 1904-2007.
Women scientists > Family relationships.
Mothers and daughters.
Women chemists > Biography.
Women philanthropists > Biography.
Women journalists > Biography.

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