Sunday, April 13, 2014

Eve Curie's Journey Among Warriors

Eve Curie.  Journey Among Warriors.  Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc., 1943.

Between November 1941 and April 1942, Eve Curie travelled 40,000 miles to battlefields in North Africa, the Soviet Union and Asia.  She was present during the Soviet counter-offensive at Moscow in 1942.

Her dispatches were published in a number of American newspapers, and in 1942 compiled into book form that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

A remarkable woman.  She also happened to be the youngest daughter of Marie Curie, the discoverer of radium and polonium and the person who coined the term "radioactivity."

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