Friday, June 18, 2010

Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn

Marie Curie: A Life is a fantastic biography of the first double- Nobel Prize winner (though the first chapter is a bit too thick with historical context). Taking advantage of archival materials, including personal letters, Susan Quinn chronicles a fascinating life of science, work, love, and family. It's important to be reminded, too, that, on the verge of her second Nobel Prize, Curie was denied membership in the French Academy of Sciences because some members thought it inappropriate to admit women.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: QD22.C8 Q56 1995
3rd Floor Science & Technology Library
Review submitted by: Anna Leahy, Associate Professor, English
Rating: Highly Recommended

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