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"A touching three-dimensional portrait of the Polish-born scientist and two-time Nobel Prize winner" (Kirkus) Madame Curie, the discoverer of radium and radioactivity

One hundred years ago, Marie Curie discovered radioactivity, for which she won the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 she won an unprecedented second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, for isolating new radioactive elements. Despite these achievements, or perhaps because of her fame, she has remained a saintly, unapproachable genius. From family documents and a private journal only recently made available, Susan Quinn at last tells the full human story. From the stubborn sixteen-year-old studying science at night while working as a governess, to her romance and scientific partnership with Pierre Curie-an extraordinary marriage of equals-we feel her defeats as well as her successes: her rejection by the French Academy, her unbearable grief at Pierre''s untimely and gruesome death, and her retreat into a love affair with a married fellow scientist, causing a scandal which almost cost her the second Nobel Prize. In Susan Quinn''s fully dimensional portrait, we come at last to know this complicated, passionate, brilliant woman.

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Susan Quinn is an award-winning author of five books, including Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady. She has served as the chair of PEN New England and has been a contributor to Boston Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and Ms. magazine . She lives in Massachusetts.

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K. L Sadler
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Scientific role model for girls and women...
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
I absolutely adored this biography of Marie Curie. Rather than simply concentrating on the science that Marie did, Quinn wrote about her as a woman, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a mother. It was amazing the amount of things that she accomplished in spite of living at a... See more
I absolutely adored this biography of Marie Curie. Rather than simply concentrating on the science that Marie did, Quinn wrote about her as a woman, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a mother. It was amazing the amount of things that she accomplished in spite of living at a time, when very few women became scientists. She persevered in spite of the limitations forced upon her at the time, and for me a Deaf woman who decided to go into science, that''s really important that other women see that it can be done.

I had known basics about Marie Curie, and her husband, Pierre, but this book filled in the blanks. It covered her life in Poland before she went to France to become a Scientist. She actually was a lot older than I thought she was when she left Poland. It is interesting to read about her move to France, and her original meeting with Pierre. It took some time for her to develop love for him, but they had a very strong companionship and marriage. She was a relatively young woman when Pierre died, leaving her with two small girls and his father to take care of. She did a good job taking care of Pierre''s father, which tells you a lot about the person she was.

I''m amazed that she got two Nobel Prizes, especially given the awful male chavinism of the time. The first one actually went more to Pierre, though they were working in her field. The second definitely went to her...but the questions and prejudices of her male colleagues in the field made her life difficult. It was interesting to read how Curie''s thinking scared so many men and her abilities in understanding radiation drove the field forward, just because other scientists were afraid she would get their first. But she quietly did her work, and she rarely complained. I would definitely have a hard time doing that.

She had a difficult life, but she had a full life. She loved her family, she loved her work to the point that I don''t think she regretted the fact that working with radium put her life in danger. This biography is a must read for young women, who want to achieve in science...to demonstrate that it could be done. We need more women as role models who are not ''celebrities'', who are not lauded for doing something innane. WE need more role models like this...
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O C Perin
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Amazing!
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
Up to the very last pageI, I felt as if I was not reading about “Madame” Marie Curie… I was there, seeing her life happening then. Never had a read a biography with with such power and a sense of reality of participating in someone’s else life.
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Luciano Drummond
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serve as a great inspiration to me
Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2016
Her and her husband, Pierre Curie, serve as a great inspiration to me. And not just for me, but for anyone giving themselves totally to their work and craft, breaking barriers in the process. She should be spoken of WAY more often than she is currently - completely... See more
Her and her husband, Pierre Curie, serve as a great inspiration to me. And not just for me, but for anyone giving themselves totally to their work and craft, breaking barriers in the process. She should be spoken of WAY more often than she is currently - completely underrated. The Curies, they''re basically a family of geniuses.
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Joseph Castellano
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A Detailed Account of the Scientist''s Life and Work
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2011
This biography of Maria Sklodowska Curie and her husband Pierre Curie is one of the most detailed I have ever read. In addition to the fascinating stories about their scientific discoveries, it presents intimate information about their lives taken from letters, diaries,... See more
This biography of Maria Sklodowska Curie and her husband Pierre Curie is one of the most detailed I have ever read. In addition to the fascinating stories about their scientific discoveries, it presents intimate information about their lives taken from letters, diaries, and other historical documents. Author Susan Quinn did a remarkably thorough job of research into the personal lives of these scientists as well as to recount the many scientifc discoveries made around the turn of the 20th century. This book is a "must-read" for anyone interested in the history of some of the most important scientific discoveries that were made more than a century ago.
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barbara brookes
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Fascinating insight into the life and times of Marie Curie
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2013
I really liked the way this biography placed Marie Curie in the context of Poland and Frances in the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth century. Hers was a fascinating life on many levels - pursuing excellence in science, finding a soulmate who was tragically... See more
I really liked the way this biography placed Marie Curie in the context of Poland and Frances in the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth century. Hers was a fascinating life on many levels - pursuing excellence in science, finding a soulmate who was tragically killed, being a mother, having an affair that shocked France - as well as winning two Nobel prizes. Curie is put into context and the reader feels they understand her triumphs and despair.
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Lynne Nattaglia- Triggs
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015
Well done story not only of a fascinating scientist but also of the time in which she lived.
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RHM
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A wonderful life and a wonderful book
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2019
Quinn guides us through the hardships, triumphs, controversies, tragedies, and joys of a hero. Gripping, educational, balanced, and insightful. I feel I''ve grown by reading this book.
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Karen A. Tackitt
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Marie Curie: Biography
Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2013
The book was in excellent condition and the book itself is very well written. Susan Quinn makes a very intelligent woman understandable and more appreciable
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Mr C
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Good but could be better
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 30, 2015
I''ve wanted to read about Marie Curie for some time and have been eager to learn about the woman and her discoveries. On the whole, the book satisfies my needs to learn about Marie Curie including her early life and the work that she carried out with her husband before his...See more
I''ve wanted to read about Marie Curie for some time and have been eager to learn about the woman and her discoveries. On the whole, the book satisfies my needs to learn about Marie Curie including her early life and the work that she carried out with her husband before his untimely death. However, what frustrates me most about the book is the way that it flits backwards and forwards in the time-line. When a subject is touched upon, the author has a habit of summarising the timeline relating to that particular person or discovery and leaves me puzzled as to what year that particular chapter is relating to. I am certain that this is the main reason that I am only just over half way through the book having started to read it on holiday.
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nellie
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Half would be dead only because of her
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2015
What a great women and her late husband.she was the only woman to win the Nobel peace prize. For physics twice,got an x- Ray machine all those years ago.a very type of woman that never wanted ,razzmatazz Fancy homes everything was for the people WORLD wide.so when we hear...See more
What a great women and her late husband.she was the only woman to win the Nobel peace prize. For physics twice,got an x- Ray machine all those years ago.a very type of woman that never wanted ,razzmatazz Fancy homes everything was for the people WORLD wide.so when we hear this lovely woman''s name remember her with affection
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Dr Peter A Riach
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A feminist icon
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2020
An excellent biography of a brilliant woman who was treated disgracefully by her adopted country.
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Excellent and thorough biography
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2020
Very interesting
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A great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2017
Interesting to read. A great book.
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