The Curies

Author(s): Denis Brian

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Focusing on the lives and relationships behind their magnificent careers, The Curies is the first biography to trace the entire Curie dynasty, from Pierre and Marie's fruitful union and achievements to the lives and accomplishments of their two daughters, Irene and Eve, and son-in-law Frederic Joliot-Curie.


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" ...a fascinating and important story...I really did want to keep turning the page and found out more..." (, February 2006) "...a magnificent work..." (New Scientist, October 2005)

DENIS BRIAN is the author of Einstein: A Life and Pulitzer: A Life, both published by Wiley. His other books include The True Gen: An Intimate Portrait of Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him and Genius Talk: Conversations with Nobel Scientists and Other Luminaries.

Acknowledgments. 1. Pierre Curie. 2. Marie Salomea Sklodowska. 3. Pierre and Marie in Love. 4. Mutual Adoration. 5. Spirits, Radioactivity, and the Price of Fame. 6. Psychic Researchers. 7. Pierre Curie's Last Day. 8. Rescuing Langevin from His Wife. 9. Battered by the Press. 10. Surgery and Suffragettes. 11. "Little Curies" and World War I. 12. A Gift of Radium from the United States. 13. Radium: Miracle Cure or Menace? 14. A Great Discovery-at Last. 15. Marie Curie's Last Year. 16. Nobel Prizes, Spanish Civil War, and Fission. 17. France Defeated. 18. Joliot Keeps the Gestapo Guessing-Eve Curie Tours the Battlefronts. 19. Joliot Becomes a Communist-Eve Curie Interviews Nehru, Gandhi, and Jinnah. 20. The Battle for Paris. 21. Joliot's Fight for Peace and Communism. 22. Joliot Launches Peace Offensive and Charges the United States with Using Germ Warfare in Korea. 23. The Curie Legacy. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471273912
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : August 2005
  • : 162mm X 242mm X 36mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Denis Brian
  • : Hardback
  • : 540.922
  • : 448
  • : Illustrations