The Emperor of All Maladies
By Siddhartha Mukherjee
- Release Date: 2010-11-16
- Genre: History
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The Emperor of All Books
By Ali Apple
Once you start reading you won't let it go, the language is perfect and I was amused by lots of insightful information. Allah bless us all. Thank you doctor for this book and... We want more!
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By OG Snowflake
A fascinating history of cancer. It was dramatic and moving and scary. Got the Pulitzer for a reason. This author is CONSUMED with his subject.
By eSteve Z
I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in May of 2011. My CML is under control. This book helped me deal with my initial shock and anxiety over being told that I have a blood cancer. It is difficult to read of the suffering endured by many over the centuries but immensely heartening to hear of the courage and triumph of many. If you have cancer or are sensitive, keep a tissue or handkerchief close and be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions. Read it to the end. You will not be sorry.
Fascinating journey through the history of cancer
There was always a grip on the subject and SM very eloquently details the internal conflicts and an inertia to believe in another's scientific evidence among physicians dealing with cancer.
Kudos, I learnt a lot
Pure facts and simple emotions under one cover. Anyone ever touched by cancer--that is, everyone--should experience this horrific ride looking over the shoulder of the monster.
Magnificent and riveting!
By Wild Bill from Oregon
This is a must-read for anyone battling ... or who may someday be battling ... cancer. Of course, this means all of us!
Obviously based on massive research, this book portrays the personal struggles of the many individuals who have devoted their life on the war against cancer.
Don't waste your money
Very knowledgeable author but too technical and not enough emphasis on the people.
The Emperor of all Maladies
This biography of cancer was presented remarkably well. I was concerned that the subject matter would be rather complex and at times boring, but surprisingly encountered an exciting and gripping storyline. The scientific and medical discussions of various accounts of cancel occurrences were woven with such simplicity that the reader did not have to resort to a reference manual for explanations. I now have a much better understanding of cancel and since I tend to gravitate towards the optimistic side, I think cancer will surely be eradicated in all its forms.
Fascinating, moving and interesting while still thoroughly (for a lay person) explaining a complex and convoluted scientific history. I never expected to be mesmerized, but absolutely was. Read this book regardless of how closely or personally cancer has touched your life.