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Obsessive Genius

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Obsessive Genius

The Inner World of Marie Curie

By Barbara Goldsmith

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393327489, 257pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2005

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Through family interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that had been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth--an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a spectacular scientific career, a demanding family, the prejudice of society, and her own passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a dazzling portrait of Curie, her amazing scientific success, and the price she paid for fame.

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