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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Bestselling Historical Nonfiction Gift for Men and Women) by [Kate Moore]
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The residue from radium extraction looked like seaside sand, and the company had offloaded this industrial waste by selling it to schools and playgrounds to use in their children's sandboxes; kids' shoes were reported to have turned white because of it, while one little boy complained to his mother of a burning sensation in his hands.
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On June 7, 1925, the first male employee of the United States Radium Corporation died.
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It seemed wealthy consumers were much more worthy of protection than working-class girls; after all, dial-painting was still going on, even in 1933.
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“Radium Girls seduced us with its inventive aesthetic, its narrative mastery from start to finish and the strength of its purpose. It's moving, it's poetic and political, it's Cy." -- Séverine Vidal, president of the jury, BD Lectors.com Prize

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"A perfect blend of the historical, the scientific, and the personal, this richly detailed book sheds a whole new light on this unique element and the role it played in changing workers' rights."

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"Moore's well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life."

-- "Library Journal (starred review)"

"The story of real women at the mercy of businesses who see them only as a potential risk to the bottom line is haunting precisely because of how little has changed."

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01N7KMS7X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sourcebooks; 1st edition (April 18, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 18, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6552 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 506 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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