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Eve Curie

A Biography

4.7 (147 ratings)
26 mins

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Two Nobel Prizes, brilliant scientific breakthroughs, tragic losses, tireless work in the hospitals of the First World War: Marie Curie had an eventful life. In this Bedtime Biography, we will tell the story of Marie Curie, and introduce you to the woman behind the many myths.

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    Who exactly was Marie Curie? You probably already know her as an iconic scientific visionary.

    She helped discover radioactivity, revolutionized our understanding of the atom, and developed life-saving X-ray technologies. With her passion, dedication, and unquestionable brilliance, Marie Curie forced the snooty French Academy of Sciences to finally take women seriously. She remains an inspiration for ambitious women and budding scientists everywhere. She’s still the only woman to have held two Nobel Prizes.

    But, she was also publicity-shy, humble, and shrouded in mystery. So, who was the woman behind the myth? Let’s find out in this Bedtime Biography.

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    About the Author

    Ève Curie (1904-2007) was the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie. She was a pioneering journalist and war reporter and later a staunch supporter of UNICEF. Her biography of her mother, published in 1937, was highly acclaimed. It won the National Book Award for non-fiction.

    Who should read Bedtime Biography: Madame Curie?

    • Those interested in the history of science
    • Fans of biographies
    • Parents in search of female role models

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