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Title: Radium Girls, The
Authors: Moore, Kate
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 466
Year: 2016
Language: English
Description: When Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium in 1898, it was promoted as a miraculous cure-all. For the young American women who worked with it as 'dial-painters' during WWI, it afforded them a glamorous and much-envied job, until it became apparent it was poisoning them. The battle they had on their hands was both for their own health and against the United States Radium Corporation, deniers of radium's risks and their responsibility to their employees.

Harrowing yet inspiring, this extensively-researched expose of courage and sacrifice versus corporate greed and dishonesty, delivers an engrossing story of a ground-breaking victory for workers' rights.
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Environmental, Historical, Human Rights, Inspirational, Morals/Ethics, America, 2019 Titles

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