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The Radium Girls - They paid with their lives. Their final fight was for justice. (Paperback) Loot Price: R199
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The Radium Girls - They paid with their lives. Their final fight was for justice. (Paperback): Kate Moore

The Radium Girls - They paid with their lives. Their final fight was for justice. (Paperback)

Kate Moore

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Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club choice New York Times bestseller 'Fascinating.' Sunday Times 'Thrilling.' Mail on Sunday All they wanted was the chance to shine. Be careful what you wish for... 'The first thing we asked was, "Does this stuff hurt you?" And they said, "No." The company said that it wasn't dangerous, that we didn't need to be afraid.' As the First World War spread across the world, young American women flocked to work in factories, painting clocks, watches and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in dust from the paint. However, as the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. It turned out that the very thing that had made them feel alive - their work - was slowly killing them: the radium paint was poisonous. Their employers denied all responsibility, but these courageous women - in the face of unimaginable suffering - refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice. Drawing on previously unpublished diaries, letters and interviews, The Radium Girls is an intimate narrative of an unforgettable true story.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. Further praise for The Radium Girls 'The importance of the brave and blighted dial-painters cannot be overstated.' Sunday Times 'A perfect blend of the historical, the scientific and the personal.' Bustle 'Thrilling and carefully crafted.' Mail on Sunday

General

Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2018
Authors: Kate Moore
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 480
ISBN-13: 978-1-4711-5388-4
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Nuclear issues
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-4711-5388-6
Barcode: 9781471153884

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