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

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Silas Bronson Library.
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Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury A-BKCD 363.1799 MOO (Text to phone) 34005126107613 Adult Book on CD Available -

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Compact discs.
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Read by Angela Brazil.
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In 1917, as a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous. The girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive, their work, was in fact slowly killing them: they had been poisoned by the radium paint. Yet their employers denied all responsibility. And so, in the face of unimaginable suffering, in the face of death, these courageous women refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice.
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.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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The Radium Girls : The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
The Radium Girls : The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Moore, Kate; Brazil, Angela (Narrated by)
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The Radium Girls : The Dark Story of America's Shining Women


1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous-the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive-their work-was in fact slowly killing them: they had been poisoned by the radium paint. Yet their employers denied all responsibility. And so, in the face of unimaginable suffering-in the face of death-these courageous women refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice. Drawing on previously unpublished sources-including diaries, letters, and court transcripts, as well as original interviews with the women's relatives-The Radium Girls is an intimate narrative account of an unforgettable true story. It is the powerful tale of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned how to roar.

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