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The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women / Kate Moore.

Author/creator Moore, Kate (Writer and editor) author.
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
Publication Info Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subject(s)
Contents List of key characters -- Prologue -- Part one. Knowledge -- Part two. Power -- Part three. Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Abstract 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.
General note"Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso.
General noteIncludes reading group guide (pages 409-410).
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 415-467) and index.
Awards note2019 Lincoln Award Nominee
LCCN 2016040681
ISBN9781492649359 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
ISBN149264935X (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
Stock numberSourcebooks Inc, Po Box 4410, Naperville, IL, USA, 60567-4410, (630)9613900, 268 SAN 666-7864

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks HD6067.2 .U6 M66 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold
Laupus Popular Reading Collection WN 610 M821R 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold

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