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Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries) (Great Discoveries)

 
 
 
 
Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries) (Great Discoveries)
Author: Barbara Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9780393327489
ISBN 10: 393327485
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Publisher: W. W. Norton
Publication Date: 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.

The New York Times - Brenda Maddox

As seen in Goldsmith's poignant -- and scientifically lucid -- portrait, she was a depressed, obsessive genius. Life itself was less important than the work. Could Marie Curie have achieved so much without the depression? Probably. Without the obsession? Probably not.