Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family / Shelley Emling.
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|Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library||B CURIE, MARIE (Text)||37500004361867||Biographies||In transit||-|
- 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.
|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.
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