Marie Curie and Her Daughters

Marie Curie and Her Daughters

The Private Lives of Science's First Family

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"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"--
Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780230115712
Branch Call Number: 540.92 C925e 2012
Characteristics: xx, 219 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 13, 2016

The first part of the book, which focuses mostly on the science that the Curie's are famous for, was really interesting. The last part of the book mostly focuses on the politics that Marie's daughters (and Marie's son-in-law) were involved in, and it seemed rather dry. If it had stuck with the science part, I would have given it a higher rating, because I though that part was nicely done.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at TCCL

To Top