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

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

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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
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eng
Summary
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. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives..
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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
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  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
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10563254
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
363.17/990820973
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no index present
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980
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Read by Angela Brazil
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True
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adult
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the dark story of America's shining women
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The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11865831
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11865831
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781492649366
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11865831
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865831
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11865831
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11865831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781492649366
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11865831
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865831
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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