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The Radium Girls (Hardcover)

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A heartbreaking but necessary read about a small group of women whose tragic lives inspired the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The hellish road to their unplanned achievement was lit by glowing watch faces and radium-dusted lips, the dangers of which were unknown and flat-out denied. The courage shown by these women is awe-inspiring, and you'll be surprised that you haven't heard of them before. I cannot wait until it's on the shelves and I can put physical copies into everyone's hands.

— Rachel

May 2017 Indie Next List


“The harrowing true story of The Radium Girls is a compelling and forthright portrayal of a dark, insidious mystery and the 'shining girls' who revealed it. Author Kate Moore takes the reader from Orange, New Jersey, to Ottawa, Illinois, following several women who work at factories that specialize in painting watch faces and instrument dials with the glow-in-the-dark wonder element radium. As these women fall ill in various and dire ways in the ensuing years, they seek answers and relief from the very companies that would deny them. In The Radium Girls, Moore, like the 'shining girls' before her, casts a bright light on these lives lost too young.”
— Heather Herbaugh, Mitzi's Books, Rapid City, SD

Summer 2018 Reading Group Indie Next List


“This story of the first all-women class action lawsuit is one that everyone needs to read. Moore does a fabulous job of showing these women for who they were: real people, with families and lives that were torn apart by devastating health problems caused by years of working in a watch factory, painting glowing radium onto watch dials. A heartbreaking, inspiring story of strong women who stuck together through the most horrible of circumstances.”
— Maggie Henriksen, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI



Product Details
ISBN: 9781471153877
ISBN-10: 1471153878
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date: June 16th, 2016
Pages: 480
Language: English
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Created At: 6/17/2017 01:13pm
Last Updated At: 10/1/2020 11:42pm