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The radium girls [sound recording] : the dark story of America's shining women / Kate Moore.

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Coldwater Branch CD 363.17 MOORE (Text) 35401425115341 Audiobook-CD Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781681684215
  • ISBN: 1681684217
  • Physical Description: 13 audio discs (16 hr.) : CD, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minnesota] : HighBridge Audio, [2017]

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General Note: Title from web page.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Angela Brazil.
Summary, etc.: In 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. 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.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 War work United States
World War, 1914-1918 Women United States
Industrial hygiene United States History 20th century
Consumers' leagues United States History
Radium paint Toxicology
Watch dial painters Diseases United States History
Genre: Audiobooks.
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