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Marie Curie and Her Daughters

The Private Lives of Science's First Family
Emling, Shelley (Book - 2012)
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"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 descendants, 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"--
Authors: Emling, Shelley
Title: Marie Curie and her daughters
the private lives of science's first family
Published: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xx, 219 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Contents: Prologue
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: "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 descendants, 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"--
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780230115712
0230115713
Branch Call Number: 940.9252 EML
Statement of Responsibility: Shelley Emling
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: 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.
Topical Term: Women scientists
Mothers and daughters.
Women chemists
Women philanthropists
Women journalists
LCCN: 2012005625
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