The Radium Girls: They Paid with Their Lives. Their Final Fight Was for Justice. by Kate Moore
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women Audiobook by Kate Moore is a historical account of some events taking place in 1917 as the First World War was occurring when a group of young American women worked as painters of clocks, watches, and military dials with a substance obtained by radium. The work was a funny one, lucrative and they became very famous for literally glow in the dark. They were known as the Radium Girls.
Later on, these women began to suffer diseases categorized as mysterious and crippling. The work that made feel alive and turned them renowned was slowly killing them. The radium used in the painting had poisoned them and their employers denied all responsibility with the damage caused by the job. And the owners and superiors at the companies determined that there was no relation with the usage of the radium substance and the sudden and mysterious illnesses.
These women, instead of remaining quiet, fought fiercely for justice by not taking their fate in absolute silence, establishing a remarkable landmark in the history of workers’ right. And thus, they sent a clear message to all people around the United States and the globe in the perseverancea person has to have to fight for the right thing as a declaration of justice against those who believe they are above the judicial system of any country.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women Audiobook by Kate Moore is a depiction ofan era where workers had the very few chances of fighting against the owners and employers of the time. With a resounding and catching writing style it narrates the courage and tenacity of these women in securing the work environment avoiding the situation to be repeated any time in the history of the United States.
To listen to the whole story content in the audio, a total amount of 15 hours and 52 minutes with the narration of Angela Brazil. The audiobook relies on unpolished material such as letters, diaries, and court transcripts as well as interviews with the fierce women’s relatives. This is a remarkable and unforgettable tale of a true story where determination and perseverance are the main reasons to achieve justice for these extraordinary women.
The book/audiobook has being honored in the bestselling list of several newspapers and websites such as The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon. Furthermore, it has been well received by critics and readers/listeners alike, being included in the top places in book categories such as Health and Safety in Technology and Industrial, Manufacturial, & Operational Systems, as well as in Toxicology in the Medical category.
If you are interested in history and the fighting for rights and the prosecution of justice, this is a suitable material for reading and reflects.
What are all of the books you have read this 2018?
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
I did a research paper on the radium girls and this was a great source. Kate Moore really did her research for this book. I highly recommend you read this book or just an article about the radium girls because the history is fascinating. (Ellise Taylor, Student)
I’m 17, what books should I read?
Some of my favorite science based biographies have been: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; The Radium Girls; Alan Turing: The Enigma; Hidden Figures; and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. (Danielle Burns)