The Resource The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore, (kit)

The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore, (kit)

Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
Title
The radium girls
Title remainder
the dark story of America's shining women
Statement of responsibility
Kate Moore
Title variation
radium girls
Title variation remainder
the dark story of Americas shining women
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 zshining girlsy 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 Americas 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
Summary
This is the story of hundreds of young, vibrant women who were sentenced to death by their employers. The so-called “Radium Girls” painted luminescent faces on clock and watch dials using a paint mixture that contained radium. Instructed to “lip-point” their brushes as they painted, they absorbed high doses of radium into their bodies. When the effects of the radium led to horrific disfigurement and pain, the company refused to take responsibility. This heartrending book was one I could not put down. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563254
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.17990820973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the dark story of America's shining women
Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore, (kit)
Link
http://www.syndetics.com/index.php?isbn=9781492649359/lc.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK"--Title page verso
  • Includes reading group guide (pages 410-411)
Accompanying material
1 guide ; 1 canvas bag.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
985226750
Dimensions
21 cm) +
Extent
10 books (xviii, 477 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)985226750
Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore, (kit)
Link
http://www.syndetics.com/index.php?isbn=9781492649359/lc.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK"--Title page verso
  • Includes reading group guide (pages 410-411)
Accompanying material
1 guide ; 1 canvas bag.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
985226750
Dimensions
21 cm) +
Extent
10 books (xviii, 477 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)985226750

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