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

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 363.1799 MOO (Text) 34330513223660 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 363.1799 M784 (Text) 51735011866380 Adult department Checked out 06/22/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 1492650951
  • ISBN: 9781492650959
  • Physical Description: xviii, 477 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2018]

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General Note:
"Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK"--Title page verso.
Includes reading group guide (pages 410-411).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-467) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.
Subject: Watch dial painters > Diseases > United States > History.
Radium paint > Toxicology.
Consumers' leagues > United States > History.
Industrial hygiene > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 > Women > United States.
World War, 1914-1918 > War work > United States.

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