What is a good biography about Marie Curie?
August 27, 2010 1:27 PM   Subscribe

What is a good biography about Marie Curie?

I'm looking for websites, books and films about Marie Curie. I'm interested both in her research as well as her as a person. Resources featuring both her and her husband are also welcome!
posted by burnfirewalls to Science & Nature (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
There's one by her daughter that is supposed to be quite good, though I have not read it. It's called Madame Curie: A Biography.
posted by questionsandanchors at 1:33 PM on August 27, 2010

I did a research paper partially on her this year. I read several books about her, and these were my main references, in order of how useful and interesting I found them:
Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries) by Barbara Goldsmith
Marie Curie: A Life (Radcliffe Biography Series) by Susan Quinn
Madame Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie and Vincent Sheean
Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough McClafferty
posted by ApathyGirl at 2:10 PM on August 27, 2010

Not a biography, but Eleanor Swanson's A Thousand Bonds is a book of poems based on the life of Marie Curie.
posted by moonroof at 2:31 PM on August 27, 2010

Marie Curie herself wrote Radioactive Substances.
posted by neuron at 3:01 PM on August 27, 2010

It's not precisely what you ask, but Marie wrote a biography of Pierre, entitled simply Pierre Curie. I think I've read it, but I don't remember enough to say whether it's good (sorry).
posted by fritley at 9:20 PM on August 27, 2010

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