The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read)

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The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kate Moore Kate Moore ↠ 5 Free read review The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Arly 20th century and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the wonder substance of radium and their awe inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances Their courage and tenacity led to life changing regulations research into nuclear bombing and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of liv. Whew What a gut wrenching readand fightfor truth and justiceWe start with a short eerie prologue from 1901 and soon see the chillingnever to be forgotten phrase LipDipPaint Such frightening wordsTHE RADIUM GIRLS is a truly shocking non fiction read about women in the 1920 s who were hired to paint watch dials with a luminous and deadly substance Young naive and conscientious the shining girls kept lip dipping and painting to achieve that precise point even when symptoms of tooth and jawbone loss became the normeven when mouth sores would not healthey needed to support their familiesthey trusted their employerThe gleaming substance was safe after all the local paper had declared Radium may be eaten it seems that in years to come we shall be able to buy radium tablets and add years to our lives But that was not soas one wealthy man discoveredThe radium water worked fine until his jaw came offOne agonizing death after another is described hereright along with a multitude of corporate lies cover ups and acts of medical fraud butfinallyafter long fought court battles painful deaths and body exhumations safety standards resulted that saved future generations of workerseven the deceased contributed to scienceHistorically informative and unsettling read Recommend checking out some of the old glowing advertisements and the story behind THE RADIUM GIRLS bronze statue erected in Ottawa Illinois Interesting stuffMany thanks to NetGalley and SOURCEBOOKS for the free ebook in exchange for an unbiased review

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Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kate Moore Kate Moore ↠ 5 Free read review The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Dies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies With such a coveted job these shining girls are the luckiest alive until they begin to fall mysteriously illBut the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects and the women's cries of corruption And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's e. 45 StarsImagine you have your first job Imagine how proud you are Or maybe it is not your first job but it is a fun job where you get to socialize if you get your job done A job that allows you to do something important for your country Imagine you are helping your friends and sisters obtain a job as well Imagine you work with a super cool substance which glows in the dark A substance you believe is safe your employer tells you is safe A substance that one young woman painted on her own teeth before a date A substance that Thomas Edison deemed dangerous A substance you paint on A substance that some women were known to eat the paint because they enjoyed it Now imagine how painful it must be to have your teeth fall out to have your jaw come out to have the bones in your face disintegrate Imagine your bones begin to hurt so bad you can barely move Imagine one leg suddenly becoming 4 inches shorter than the other Imagine bleeding to death Imagine giving birth to a stillborn baby Imagine going from being young and healthy to being dead in less than a weekThe poor women in this book did not have to imagine any of these things because they lived this This book is about the young women who wanted to do their part to help the war effort during World War I These women worked in radium factories painting the faces on clocks They were working with a luminous material and were come to be called as the shining girls They took a tremendous amount of pride in their jobs and many liked that they could glow in the dark But then one by one they began having dental problems The dental problems were only the beginningThe women began to die horribly painful deaths Their loved ones left with uestions unanswered Most of the women were misdiagnosed in the beginning Eventually their deaths became connected and the dangers of radium and radium poisoning were known Thus began a huge scandal and a fight for workers rightsThe writing of this book was captivating I found myself absorbed in these women s stories Even as they were dying these women tried hard to complete their doctor s tests to determine if radium was to blame for their impending death The Author did a wonderful job in bringing these women s stories to life To show how they and their families had to battle for their rights How a company can deny accountability and turn their back on these women How their loved ones and lawyers fought for them and their rights Wowza What a wonderfully informative sad hopeful and interesting book I learned a lot I love when a book makes me think feel and learn I had all these things going on when I read this book I highly recommend this bookI received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks and NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewSee of my reviews at wwwopenbookpostcom

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Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kate Moore Kate Moore ↠ 5 Free read review The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty and wonder drug of the medical community From body lotion to tonic water the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World WarMeanwhile hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium dial factories The glittering chemical covers their bo. Congratulations winner of Best Historical Biography 2017I m going to try and not cry while writing this review I actually read this one back at the beginning of October but I was too emotional to write a review straight away and have avoided it since Sometimes I have trouble with emotions for many years I avoided some of the richest books with the highest uality stories because I simply was terrified of having to process the heavy feelings behind them I ve slowly begun working on this issue and while I can t read a slew of emotional books in a row I have begun to place them strategically in my line up I think the hardest part about this one is it s real these women existed in our world and suffered the things discussed in this book which tears my heart into little pieces I ve watched firsthand how cancer can ravage the body of someone you love but that was just a small piece of the hell these brave warriors had to endure Ugh grab a hanky and let s get goingThis was not a book I could race through I read another review stating how she had to pick up the book and place it down in what felt like 2 minute increments this is exactly how it felt slowly trudging through this story My initial interest in the history behind the radium girls spawned after reading another book that had a small chapter of information in it titled Forensics What Bugs Burns Prints DNA and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid highly recommend this book even to those crime fiction fans who do not typically read non fiction as this read like fiction After the brief intro into their story I knew I had to find out I was blown away at their courage and strength which is portrayed in this book as well The hardest part about reading this one was the depth it went into to ensure we understand just how much these women suffered and how honorable their fight was to fight those who placed them in this position and find justiceOne of the most important takeaways I found though was how proud and honored this story made me feel to be a woman These females were a class act they were determined during a time when women were considered second class citizens We could certainly use some role models such as these in today s world the example of the strength in numbers and how to hold each other up when you are falling apart physically and emotionally was not lost on me I found myself going to great lengths wondering what happened to our society between now and then have the subtle advancements for women caused us to compete with each other in seclusion rather than band together while building one another up I feel like I could ramble on for days regarding this book but if you can stomach the horror and emotion regarding this much overlooked part of our history I think it will ensure deep reflection and cause us to uestion some of how we approach living our lives and what we hold important I know I ll hold this story deep in my soul for the rest of my life it was that powerfulI d like to thank the author and publisher for providing my copy via NetGalley it was my pleasure to provide an honest review


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    Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kate Moore The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) Kate Moore ↠ 5 Free read Congratulations winner of Best Historical Biography 2017I'm going to try and not cry while writing this review I actually re

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    review The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kate Moore Kate Moore ↠ 5 Free read “I can’t laugh about those poor women who painted the clocks” said Sarah “That’s one thing I can’t laugh about”“Nobody wants you to” said her grandmother “You run along now”Sarah was referring to an industrial tragedy that was notorious at the time Sarah’s family was in the middle of it and sick about it Sarah had a

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    The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) I REALLY did not like this I got so angry reading this because the writing bugged me SO much that I may be somewhat unkind in this review and I feel bad about that because I think this is a worthwhile book and Moor

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    The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kate Moore review The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women NOW AVAILABLE 45 Stars rounded up I wanted to showcase their shining spirits in a book that would tell their story – not just the story of the famous professionals who had helped them I aimed to chart their journey from the joy of their first lucrative paycheck through the first aching tooth to the courage each girl ha

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    The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) 45 StarsImagine you have your first job Imagine how proud you are Or maybe it is not your first job but it is a fun job where you get to socialize if you get your job done A job that allows you to do something imp

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    The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) review The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women What seemed like a fun good paying job especially for the times turns into an epic nightmare of pain and suffering for the girls who worked with radium hand painting dials My eldest granddaughter lived in Ottawa for a time and it is a town that is uaint charming and has a great state park Starved Rock that we have gone to for years I never knew about this factory nor anything about the history of these poor girls before this book

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    The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) Whew What a gut wrenching readand fightfor truth and justiceWe start with a short eerie prologue from 1901 and soon see the chillingnever to be forgotten phrase LipDipPaint Such frightening wordsTHE RADIUM GIRLS is a truly shocking non fiction read about women in the 1920's who were hired to paint watch dials with a luminous and deadly subs

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    The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) They were called The Girls With Radioactive Bones There were newspaper headlines such as ' Living Dead' Win In Court' about them And all that – almost a hundred years ago I'm going to tell you a very painful sad but strong story of

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    Kate Moore ↠ 5 Free read Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kate Moore The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) I saw a lot of positive reviews for this one so I really wanted to read it and I'm glad I did During the beginni

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    The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Read) Last audiobook of 2018 This is one where the content pushes it to a 5 If it was not for the content I probably would have gone with 4 starsThis is not any easy book to readlisten to The real life horrors described are terrifying and the total apathy on the part of the companies involved is infuriating For some the repetition might get exhausting but I think the repetition is important By talking about how the exact same

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