Emperor of All Maladies

A Biography of Cancer

By Siddhartha Mukherjee
(Fourth Estate, Paperback, 9780007250929)

Publication Date: September 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Reading Group
“For anyone whose life has been touched by cancer -- probably all of us -- this is a fantastic introduction to not only what cancer is, but also its history, cultural significance, and the legacy of our battles to overcome it. Mukherjee's treatment of this epic subject is multifaceted and told with energy, eloquence, and a deep sense of the human stories behind the medicine.”
-- Mark LaFramboise, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2010 Indie Next List
“The struggle against cancer eventually touches the lives of every person on this planet. In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddharta Mukherjee displays remarkable skill in blending a definitive history of this disease with a compelling narrative. The book is informative, moving, and provocative, and teaches us a powerful lesson about humanity. We live in the face of inevitable uncertainty, but the knowledge in these pages makes us stronger and more compassionate beings.”
-- Geoffrey B. Jennings, Rainy Day Books, Fairway, KS



NPR
Friday, Apr 22, 2011

Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee chronicles how our understanding of cancer has evolved in his new book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. More at NPR.org

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Friday, Apr 1, 2011

The first written reference to cancer appeared in the 17th century B.C., but physicians are still struggling to understand the disease 4,000 years later. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, talks about the history of cancer and the future of treatment. More at NPR.org

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