Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries Series)

Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries Series)

by Barbara Goldsmith

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Overview

The bestselling, "excellent…poignant—and scientifically lucid—portrait" (New York Times Book Review) of the remarkable Marie Curie.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393327489
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/03/2005
Series: Great Discoveries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 355,309
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Barbara Goldsmith (1931—2016), a journalist and philanthropist, was the author of Little Gloria…Happy at Last, Obsessive Genius, Johnson v. Johnson, The Straw Man, and Other Powers.

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