The Emperor of All Maladies
The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee



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 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.

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.

Title The Emperor of All Maladies
Subtitle A Biography of Cancer
Author Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher Scribner
Dewey Classification 909
Title First Published 09 August 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 608 p.
ISBN-10 1439170916
ISBN-13 9781439170915
Publication Date 09 August 2011
Main content page count 608
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.00
 


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