Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)

The radium girls, the dark story of America's shining women, Kate Moore - alkaline paper

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive -- until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights
Table Of Contents
List of key characters -- Prologue -- Part one. Knowledge -- Part two. Power -- Part three. Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript
Literary Form
non fiction
"Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso
Physical Description
xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations, 24 cm
Specific Material Designation
regular print

Library Locations

  • Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)

    345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US