The Emperor of All Maladies

A Biography of Cancer

    • 4.3 • 724 Ratings
    • $16.99
    • $16.99

Publisher Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” (The New Yorker)—a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Now includes an excerpt from Siddhartha Mukherjees new book Song of the Cell!

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2010
November 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
592
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
20.7
MB

Customer Reviews

MrProteinshake ,

Cancer history with hints if science

A good book that gives you a clear history of cancer, not when cancer began, but when cancer was coined “Cancer”. What Drs have done in the past and where the science is heading. There is one or two chapters where it goes into the slight science behind cancer, but other than that just a cancer history book. A good read if you are interested in the history aspect of cancer research. If you are trying to lear about cancer however, look else where.

grantg441 ,

Compulsive Read

Siddhartha Mukherjee takes us on a riveting, dramatic, and ultimately hopeful journey through the history and personality our our species greatest malady. Mukherjee’s knowledge and genuine interest in oncology is evident through his use of engaging writing and equally motivating subject matter. Read. This. Book.

Fuzz37 ,

Incredibly good!

The best biography one can expect about the most horrific disease known to man.

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