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The Emperor of All Maladies - A Biography of Cancer-logo

The Emperor of All Maladies - A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee

A magnificent, beautifully written "biography" of cancer - from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. The Emperor of All Maladies reveals the many faces of an iconic, shape-shifting disease that is the defining plague of our generation. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance but also of hubris, arrogance, paternalism, and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer". 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. The audiobook is like a literary thriller with cancer as the central character. From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the 19th-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 toxic, bruising, and draining regimens in order to survive - and to increase the store of human knowledge.

A magnificent, beautifully written "biography" of cancer - from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. The Emperor of All Maladies reveals the many faces of an iconic, shape-shifting disease that is the defining plague of our generation. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance but also of hubris, arrogance, paternalism, and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer". 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. The audiobook is like a literary thriller with cancer as the central character. From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the 19th-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 toxic, bruising, and draining regimens in order to survive - and to increase the store of human knowledge.
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A magnificent, beautifully written "biography" of cancer - from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. The Emperor of All Maladies reveals the many faces of an iconic, shape-shifting disease that is the defining plague of our generation. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance but also of hubris, arrogance, paternalism, and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer". 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. The audiobook is like a literary thriller with cancer as the central character. From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the 19th-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 toxic, bruising, and draining regimens in order to survive - and to increase the store of human knowledge.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Sanders

Length:

22h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

53:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

27:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

56:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

48:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

38:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

39:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

24:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

43:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

28:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

31:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

30:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

20:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

36:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

30:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:15