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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK --Title page verso.

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ISBN 9781492650959
Barcode 9781492650959
Published 6 March 2018 by Sourcebooks, Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint
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Author(s) By Moore, Kate
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ISBN-13 9781492650959
ISBN-10 1492650951
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
Imprint Sourcebooks, Inc
Publication Date 6 March 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint
Edition Reprint
Author(s) By Moore, Kate
Category Biography & Autobiography
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Military History
Gender Studies
Women's Studies
Central Government Policies
Battles & Campaigns
Industrial Relations
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 477
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1914-1918 - Women - United States, World War, 1914-1918 - War work - United States, Industrial hygiene - United States - History - 20th century, Watch dial painters - Diseases - United States - History, Radium paint - Toxicology
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 363.17990820
Catalogue Code 921131

Description of this Book

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still. -NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these shining girls are the luckiest alive - until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.

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Author's Bio

Kate Moore is a New York Times best selling writer with more than a decade's experience writing and ghosting across varying genres, including memoir, biography, and history. In 2015 she directed a critically acclaimed play about the Radium Girls called 'These Shining Lives.' She lives in the UK. Visit her at http: //www.kate-moore.com/.

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