The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee audiobook

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

By Siddhartha Mukherjee
Read by Fred Sanders

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781439107959
22.31 Hours Unabridged
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, 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. 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. From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive—and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease. 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.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

A London Guardian Pick of Best Book of the 21st Century

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award

Finalist for the Indies Choice Book Award

A Lukas Prize Project - Finalist

New York Times bestseller

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, 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.

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.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive—and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A compulsively readable, surprisingly uplifting, and vivid tale.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Mukherjee sets out on the breathtaking ambition of his study of cancer not only to share the knowledge of a practicing oncologist but to take his readers on a literary and historical journey.” The Guardian (London)
“A story of pioneers and mavericks; of serendipity, risk-taking, and wild leaps of faith; of meetings of minds that changed medical history and obsessive experiments conducted in solitude.” The Independent (London)
“Mukherjee’s formidable intelligence and compassion produce a stunning account of the effort to disrobe the ‘emperor of maladies.’” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Author Bio: Siddhartha Mukherjee

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 PhD studying cancer-causing viruses), and Harvard Medical School. Mukherjee 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 lives in Boston and New York with his wife and daughter.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 22.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English