Siddhartha Mukherjee, a gifted physician and writer, brings new insights into the causes and cures of cancer. Ten years in the making, Dr. Mukherjee’s engrossing book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, is a magnificent narrative-driven biography of a shape-shifting and formidable disease that has plagued and riddled humanity for thousands of years. Sid gives readers a fascinating look into the origins and causes of cancer, its deadly effect on the human body, how it has virtually enveloped modern civilization, and the epic battles that are taking place to control, cure, and conquer it.
“An extraordinary achievement.” —The New Yorker
• 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
• a New York Times Best Book of 2010
• Time magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book