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The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women / Kate Moore
Book | Sourcebooks, Inc. | 2017
Available at PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor (363.1799 MOO) plus 2 more

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Description
xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note
"Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso.
Includes reading group guide (pages 409-410).
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-467) and index.
Contents
List of key characters -- Prologue -- Part one. Knowledge -- Part two. Power -- Part three. Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Summary
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.
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ISBN
9781492649359 hardcover ; alkaline paper
149264935X hardcover ; alkaline paper
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