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For fans of Hidden Figures, comes the incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in factories across the U.S. in the early 20th century, and their brave and groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers' rights, even as the fatal poison claimed their own lives...
In the dark years of the First World War, 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. 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. And, until they begin to come forward.
As the women start to speak out on the corruption, the factories that once offered golden opportunities ignore all claims of the gruesome side effects. 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. A timely story of corporate greed and the brave figures that stood up to fight for their lives, these women and their voices will shine for years 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...
Explore the unbelievable true story of America's glowing girls and their fight for justice in the young readers edition of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Radium Girls. This enthralling new edition includes all-new material, including a glossary, timeline, and dozens of bonus photos.
Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark radium paint. The painters consider themselves lucky—until they start suffering from a mysterious illness. As the corporations try to cover up a shocking secret, these shining girls suddenly find themselves at the center of a deadly scandal.
The Radium Girls: Young Readers Edition tells the unbelievable true story of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back saved countless lives.This new edition of the national bestseller is perfect for:
From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes another dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women's rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.
1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her because he feels increasingly threatened—by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and unwillingness to stifle her own thoughts. So Theophilus makes a plan to put his wife back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum.
The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line—conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored.
No one is willing to fight for their freedom and, disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose...
Bestselling author Kate Moore brings her sparkling narrative voice to The Woman They Could Not Silence, an unputdownable story of the forgotten woman who courageously fought for her own freedom—and in so doing freed millions more. Elizabeth's refusal to be silenced and her ceaseless quest for justice not only challenged the medical science of the day, and led to a giant leap forward in human rights, it also showcased the most salutary lesson: sometimes, the greatest heroes we have are those inside ourselves.
"The glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books for The Radium Girls
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It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat.
'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph
When Felix arrived at Yorkshire's Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. Felix changes lives in surprising ways.
She is always ready to leap into action and save the day: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, it is only Felix who can pull them back together.
But a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for her on the platform every morning finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom . . .
Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).
Read the EXCLUSIVE extended excerpt of The Radium Girls...
For fans of Hidden Figures, Rise of the Rocket Girls, and The Girls of Atomic City comes the incredible true story of the women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice.
During World War I, the young women who were hired to work in America's radium watch dial factories were considered the lucky ones. They were paid well, they got to work with the luminous element dubbed "liquid sunshine" that was all the rage, and they were helping the war effort by providing instruments that shone in the dark.
And their bodies literally glowed because of the amount of radium they were ingesting.
In her new book, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, author Kate Moore gives voice to two groups of workers who became horribly ill and fought back against the companies that poisoned them.
Using diaries and letters from the women, their statements in court documents, medical records and archived x-rays, as well as using ancestry documents to track down their relatives for interviews, Moore showcases the forgotten young women whose legal fight led to life-changing workplace safety regulations amid one of the biggest scandals of America's twentieth century.
Preorder and find out how their story ends on May 2.
"This timely book celebrates the strength of a group of women, whose determination to fight improved both labor laws and scientific knowledge of radium poisoning. Written in a highly readable, narrative style, Moore's chronicle of these inspirational women's lives is sure to provoke discussion—and outrage—in book groups." —Booklist, Starred Review
"Moore's well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life...a must-read for anyone interested in American and women's history, as well as topics of law, health, and industrial safety." —Library Journal, Starred Review
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'FULL OF FUNNY AND HEART-WARMING STORIES' Sunday Express
The charming sequel to Felix the Railway Cat, with more exciting adventures from his life on and off duty at Huddersfield Railway Station.
Felix, Senior Pest Controller at Huddersfield station, has been at the heart of a close-knit community since the day she arrived as a kitten.
But now, having risen to fame, everyday life at the station has become rather hectic; while reporters and fans clamour for a glimpse of her, Felix and her human co-workers find themselves, and the station, in quite a whirlwind.
With the job seemingly too big for one fluffy feline to handle, it seems only sensible to recruit a young apprentice to the team: enter, Bolt.
Full of funny and heart-warming stories, with personal tales from Felix's biggest fans, this is the remarkable tale of Felix and Bolt, the ultimate pest-controlling duo.
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Praise for Felix the Railway Cat:
'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph
'A phenomenon' Big Issue
'The purrfect railway cat' Daily Express
Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Huddersfield Samaritans and Action for Children
Felix kam 2011 als kleines Wollknäuel am Bahnhof in Huddersfield an. Sechs Jahre später wurde sie zum Senior Pest Controller befördert und jagt nach wie vor Mäuse und Tauben. Von Anfang an war sie voll integriertes Mitglied des Bahnhof-Teams und ist in romantischen oder auch tragischen Situationen immer zur Stelle und für die Menschen da. Die Katze bringt zusammen, was zusammen gehört und spendet in schwierigen Situationen Kraft und Vertrauen - die Teamkollegen und die zahlreichen Besucher erhalten von Felix Trost und neuen Lebensmut. Felix zaubert den Menschen ein Lächeln auf ihr Gesicht.
Dennoch ist das Leben für Felix etwas hektischer, seit sie eine solche Berühmtheit ist. Täglich reisen zahlreiche Fans von nah und fern an, sogar aus China, um Felix einmal sehen und sie streicheln oder ein Selfie mit ihr machen zu können. Die Kollegen sorgen sich um Felix und ob sie der täglichen Herausforderung wird standhalten können. Da ist es natürlich sehr sinnvoll, einen Katzen-Lehrling einzustellen, der mit ihr gemeinsam diese Last schultern kann. Doch lässt Madame den kleinen und überaus reizenden Kater Bolt auf dem Bahnhof zu und werden sie gute Mannschafts-Kollegen?
Felix erlebt neue Abenteuer - nun mit dem kleinen, süßen Kater Bolt im Schlepptau. Allerlei Abwechslung wartet auf die beiden, denn nach wie vor steht die Mäusejagd auf der Tagesordnung, neue Schlafplätze müssen eingerichtet, Diätvorschriften beachtet und Friseurbesuche absolviert werden. Sie raufen sich zusammen und bilden das Herz einer wundervollen Gemeinschaft.
"Felix, die Bahnhofs-Katze" war 2018 ein internationaler Bestseller und auch in Deutschland mehrere Wochen auf der Bestseller-Liste. Felix ist ein weltweiter Social-Media-Hit. Die Katze hat über 130.000 Fans bei Facebook und nutzt ihre Bekanntheit auch für karitative Zwecke, etwa Spendenaktionen für kranke Tiere.