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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Community Reviews back

by Kate Moore
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TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 3 years ago
I was not aware of this part of early 20th century American history until I saw a couple of people reading this book. Looking at the list of people in the book was a bit daunting, but you can easily keep them straight in your head while reading the book. The descriptions of the women's maladies were...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 3 years ago
This book takes on an important historical topic in relation to occupational health and safety, but the writing isn't as engaging as I would have liked. The tone sometimes veers towards the sentimental and melodramatic, perhaps in an attempt to make the story more personal, or maybe it was influence...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
This one was kind of hard to rate. I enjoyed reading The Radium Girls, for the most part, and I found it to be informative. I had a few vague notions about their history, but didn't have much more than that so I did appreciate the detail that went into the background,the subsequent court cases, and...
Jammies' books
Jammies' books rated it 4 years ago
The first thing I did after finishing this book was text a note to my brother, a worker's comp attorney, thanking him for what he does. The second thing I am going to do is recommend this to everyone I know. One caveat, if you're going to read this book, you need a strong stomach. What happened t...
Lost in Libraries
Lost in Libraries rated it 5 years ago
A riveting and thoroughly researched history of the young American women whose lives were irreversibly changed by radium. During World War I, dozens of young women, some still teenagers, were hired to paint dials numbers and hands with a magical substance called radium. No one told them it was toxic...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it 5 years ago
The Dark Story of America's Shining Women By: Kate Moore ISBN: 9781492649359 Publisher: Soucebooks Landmark Publication Date: 5/2/2017 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars +The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice... ...
 ~*Krissys Bookshelf Reviews*~
~*Krissys Bookshelf Reviews*~ rated it 5 years ago
Author: Kate Moore Title: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Series: Cover Rating: Book Rating: Buy This Book: The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice...As World War I raged acro...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
“Lip-dip-paint” I cringe every time I see these words in this novel. The year is 1917, the girls are headed off to the studio in New Jersey, where they will work painting dial numerals and hands with a luminous material that is making the news. This material is fantastic for it can be used as medici...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 5 years ago
What a sad, somber, horrific and mesmerizing read. Teenage girls, some even younger, were told by their employers that radium could not hurt you. So, yes, dip that brush into the radium paint, put the brush in your mouth, get a tip and paint the dials. Paint carefully now, we don't want to waste the...
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