The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies is 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. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with...

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Title:The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Author:Siddhartha Mukherjee
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ISBN:1439107955
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:571 pages

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Reviews

  • Nick Black
    Nov 03, 2010
    http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics...Hyperliterate, scientifically savvy, a hot-boiled detective novel spinning along axes of surgery, chemical and radiative therapy, molecular biology, bioinformatics, immunology, epidemiology and supercomputing -- there's a little bit here for every NT (and if y...
  • Cait Poytress
    Nov 14, 2010
    Cancer fucking sucks....
  • Vicki
    Dec 06, 2010
    As someone with a budding interest in diseases- whether chronic, acute, or intermittent- I immediately purchased this book for my library as soon as it was published. I anticipated a similarity to a favorite book of 2010, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, but this book dives much deeper into the...
  • David
    Dec 11, 2010
    Every year there's always one non-fiction book that the entire literate world raves about and that I hate. In 2009 it was Richard Holmes's "The Age of Wonder", the following year it was "The Emperor of All Maladies".Universally admired, winner of a Pulitzer prize, this book annoyed me so profoundly ...
  • Christina
    Feb 25, 2011
    Deep breath. This book is elegant, extraordinarily insightful, and most of all important. Despite the big words and the complicated science, Mukherjee had me riveted from start to finish. I thought I had a knowledge of cancer before this book, but now I understand it, in all of its feverish complexi...
  • Julia Hayes
    Mar 15, 2011
    This is personal. Cancer entered my life uninvited trying to consume the body of my daughter, Aria. It was January 2008 when I heard the words, “We think she has leukemia.” She was four years old.In the prologue of “The Emperor of All Maladies—A Biography of Cancer” by Sidda...
  • Petra Eggs
    Jun 10, 2011
    This book took me over a year to read. I kept it on the kitchen counter and as the left-hand page pile got bigger there was me standing on the right, getting smaller. It was my diet book. A couple of pages and a pound or so every week. What I was doing was either boiling the kettle or making my own ...
  • Jessica
    Jun 19, 2011
    I am a big blubbery crybaby when I'm reading a book, but I'm gonna have to get over that if I'm going to get through The Emperor of All Maladies. I almost bailed at page five because it was obvious that reading this would involve an intolerable amount of weeping on public transit, but then I realize...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Aug 29, 2011
    Anna CancerinaWhat a masterpiece. With beautiful metaphors, poignant case studies, breath-taking science and delectable literary allusions, Siddhartha Mukherjee takes us on a detailed yet panoramic trip spanning centuries. Probably one of the best science books I have ever read.My favorite parts in ...
  • Warwick
    Oct 09, 2014
    I've been wanting to read this since it first appeared, but I was just too nervous. Call it superstition. This is far scarier than any of your Barkers, your Kings or your Koontzes: there are no such things as zombies or bogeymen, but cancer is out there. Waiting for us.In The Great War and Modern Me...