The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of CancerBook - 2010 | 1st Scribner hardcover ed
From Library Staff
multcolib_Health Jun 24, 2014
A magnificently written "biography" of cancer--from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it.
I read this a few years ago and loved it then. Picked it up recently and I love it still. About to be a Ken Burns documentary, and you want to read the book first, don't you? Yes, you do. (Tama's pick)
From the critics
QuotesAdd a Quote
My old quotes had disappeared but noticed that goodreads already has 8 full pages of quotes:
In addition, had collected some quotes from Ken Burn's 2015 documentary program "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" which was based on this book. If interested:
SummaryAdd a Summary
A really, really long book about the history of cancer. It's well written and interesting BUT VERY INTENSE. I would really like this book if I could read a couple of chapters, put it down and then read a couple more chapters in a month. It's got very specialized vocab that I don't always understand, but even so, I really know much more about cancer than I ever thought I could learn.
AgeAdd Age Suitability
There are no ages for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.