Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie
by Barbara Goldsmith
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.
"Never a dull moment. . . Goldsmith leads the reader through a wonderland of facts with just the right blend of science and story. . . A deeper understanding of what [Curie] went through as a woman and a scientist shines as strong as her radium."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Best-selling historian Goldsmith incisively chronicles [Curie's] intensely dramatic life. . . Her powerful portrait reveals a woman of great passion, genius, and pain who changed the world."
Booklist, starred review
BARBARA GOLDSMITH is a noted author and historian. Her previous bestsellers include The Straw Man, Little Gloria. . . Happy at Last, Johnson v. Johnson, and Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull. She lives in New York City.
Publishing House: W.W. Norton & Company, New York 2005
Softcover book measuring 5.4" x 8"
257 pages, photographs, Reading Group Guide
English Language Version
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