The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Sourcebooks
Publish Date
Pages
504
Dimensions
5.25 X 8.0 X 1.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781492650959

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About the Author

Kate Moore is a New York Times best selling writer with more than a decade's experience writing and ghosting across varying genres, including memoir, biography, and history. In 2015 she directed a critically acclaimed play about the Radium Girls called 'These Shining Lives.' She lives in the UK. Visit her at http: //www.kate-moore.com/.

Reviews

Radium Girls spares us nothing of their suffering; though at times the foreshadowing reads more like a true-crime story, Moore is intent on making the reader viscerally understand the pain in which these young women were living, and through which they had to fight in order to get their problems recognized...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; the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still. - NPR Books
Kate Moore vividly depicts the female factory workers whose courage led to a revolution in industrial safety standards. In describing their heart wrenching struggles and bittersweet triumphs, Moore delivers an intimate portrait of these pioneers. Uplifting and beautifully written, The Radium Girls is a tribute to the strength of women everywhere. - Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us From Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Kate Moore's gripping narrative about the betrayal of the radium girls--gracefully told and exhaustively researched--makes this a nonfiction classic. I particularly admire Moore's compassion for her subjects and her story-telling prowess, which brings alive a shameful era in America's industrial history. - Rinker Buck, author of The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey and Flight of Passage
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. The Radium Girls makes it impossible for you to ignore these women's incredible stories, and proves why, now more than ever, we can't afford to ignore science, either. - Bustle
Kate Moore has dug deep to expose a wrong that still resonates-as it should-in this country. Exceptional! - San Francisco Book Review
Compelling chronicle of women whose work maimed and killed them while their employers, their doctors and their government turned a blind eye to their suffering - The Seattle Times
Written with the taut pacing of a novel, Kate Moore's The Radium Girls tells the horrifying true story of the young women who worked in radium dial factories in the 1920s and '30s...Their incredible story, beautifully told by Kate Moore, is sure to incite equal parts compassion and horror in the reader. - BookPage
We sometimes need reminding of where health and safety came from, and why it is so very important for progress. The Radium Girls compels us to remember. - Chemistry World
Carefully researched, the work will stun readers with its descriptions of the glittering artisans who, oblivious to health dangers, twirled camel-hair brushes to fine points using their mouths, a technique called lip-pointing...Moore details what was a 'ground-breaking, law-changing, and life-saving accomplishment' for worker's rights. - Publishers Weekly
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. - STARRED Library Journal