The Radium Girls : They paid with their lives. Their final fight was for justice.
by Kate Moore
Editor: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Emma Watson, who shares Our Fascinating `Best Selling New York Times Club Choice Bookcase’ Sunday Times Palpitante’ Mail on Sunday All they wanted was the chance to shineBe careful what you wish for [The first thing we asked for was, “that kind of thing to hurt you.” And they said “No”Society has said it’s not dangerous, that we don’t need to be afraid.”As World War I, spread throughout the world, young American women flocked to work in factories, painting, clocks, watches and military special luminous dials made of radium substanceIt was a fun, lucrative and glamorous job, the girls shone in the dark, covered from head to toe in the dust of the paint.However, as in past years, women began to suffer from mysterious and paralyzing diseasesIt turned out that the very thing that had made them feel alive, their work was slowly killing them: radium paint is toxicTheir employers denied any responsibility, but these courageous women in the face of unimaginable suffering – refused to accept their fate quietly, and became determined to fight for justiceDrawing on unpublished books, diaries, letters and interviews, The Radium Girls is an intimate account of an unforgettable true storyThis is the powerful story of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned to roarMore praise for The Radium Girls “The importance of the brave and pale dial-painters can not be overestimatedSunday Times”A perfect mix of history, scientists and staffThe’Palpitating’ agitation and designed with care’ Mail on Sunday
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