The Radium Girls by Kate Moore audiobook

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

By Kate Moore
Read by Angela Brazil

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665146807

  • ISBN: 9781665146784

  • ISBN: 9781665146791

Runtime: 15.88 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

#1 Amazon bestseller

Wall Street Journal bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A 2017 LibraryReads Favorites of the Favorites selection

A May 2017 LibraryReads Pick

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Drawing on previously unpublished sources—including diaries, letters, and court transcripts, as well as original interviews with the women's relatives—The Radium Girls is an intimate narrative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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Bustle
“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.” NPR
“Moore’s well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life.” Library Journal (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kate Moore

Author Bio: Kate Moore

Kate Moore is an author of books in varying genres, including The Radium Girls, a bestseller on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon charts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English