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

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

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. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. 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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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

  • Publication Date: March 6, 2018
  • Genres: Biography, History, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • ISBN-10: 1492650951
  • ISBN-13: 9781492650959


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