The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

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Title: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
Author: Kate Moore
Category: Nonfiction
Date: 4/18/2017
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
ISBN10: 9781492649359

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The unbelievable true story of the ladies who fought America’s Undark hazard The Curies’ newly found factor of radium makes gleaming headlines throughout the nation because the recent face of magnificence, and surprise drug of the medical neighborhood. From physique lotion to tonic water, the favored new factor shines vivid within the in any other case darkish years of the First World War. Meanwhile, a whole bunch of ladies toil amidst the glowing mud of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their our bodies from head to toe; they mild up the evening like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining ladies” are the luckiest alive — till they start to fall mysteriously ailing. But the factories that when provided golden alternatives at the moment are ignoring all claims of the ugly unwanted side effects, and the ladies’s cries of corruption. And because the deadly poison of the radium takes maintain, the courageous shining ladies discover themselves embroiled in a single of the most important scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for employees’ rights that can echo for hundreds of years to return. Written with a glowing voice and breakneck tempo, The Radium Girls absolutely illuminates the inspiring younger ladies uncovered to the “surprise” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring power within the face of nearly unattainable circumstances. Their braveness and tenacity led to life-changing rules, analysis into nuclear bombing, and finally saved a whole bunch of 1000’s of lives…

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