AUTHORPflaum, Rosalynd
TITLEGrand Obsession: Madame Curie and Her World
CITYNew York, NY

This comprehensive biography of Marie Curie concentrates not only on her scientific accomplishments, but also on her family and its contributions to modern physics. The author chronicles the renowned woman’s life personally, scientifically, and socially. She describes Paris from the 1890s to the beginning of the arms race 50 years later. A large portion of the book is devoted to illustrating how Curie’s daughter and son-in-law, Irène and Frédéric, carried on her legacy of research and discovery during World War II. A chapter is also devoted to her relationship with physicist Paul Langevin after the death of her husband, Pierre Curie.

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