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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Compact Disc)

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November 2010
The struggle against cancer eventually touches the lives of every person on this planet. In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddharta Mukherjee displays remarkable skill in blending a definitive history of this disease with a compelling narrative. The book is informative, moving, and provocative, and teaches us a powerful lesson about humanity. We live in the face of inevitable uncertainty, but the knowledge in these pages makes us stronger and more compassionate beings. -- Geoffrey B. Jennings, Rainy Day Books, Fairway, KS


A magnificent, beautifully written epic "biography" of cancer-in the tradition of Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon, this is a brilliant exploration of the past, present, and future of a complex disease that defines us and our time.

About the Author

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital. A former Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, the University of Oxford (where he received a Ph.D. studying cancer-causing viruses), and Harvard Medical School. Siddhartha trained in cancer medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published articles and commentary in such journals as Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has also written for such publications as the New York Times and the New Republic. He lives in Boston and New York with his wife, Sarah Sze, and his daughter, Leela. Stephen Hoye has won thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for the New York Times bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. A graduate of London's Guildhall and a veteran of London's West End, Stephen has recorded many other notable titles, such as Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and The Google Story by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.

Praise for The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer…

"An inspiring account of a very personal battle against 'the plague of our generation.'" ---Kirkus

Product Details ISBN-10: 1400149177
ISBN-13: 9781400149179
Published: Tantor Media, 11/01/2010
Language: English