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Author Emling, Shelley, author.

Title Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family / Shelley Emling.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  540.9252 EMILING    Check Shelf
Edition First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Description xx, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note First published by Palgrave Macmillan, a division of St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 -- Family.
Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956.
Curie, Eve, 1904-2007.
Curie, Eve, 1904-2007.
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934.
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 -- Family.
Joliot-Curie, Ir?ene, 1897-1956.
Curie, Eve, 1904-2007. (OCoLC)fst01443899
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934. (OCoLC)fst00064685
Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956. (OCoLC)fst00208610
Women scientists -- Family relationships.
Women chemists -- France -- Biography.
SCIENCE -- History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Women chemists -- Biography.
Mother-daughter relationship.
Women journalists -- Biography.
Women philanthropists -- Biography.
Women scientists -- Biography.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Women chemists. (OCoLC)fst01177392
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781137278364 (paperback)
1137278366 (paperback)
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