The Radium Girls with Kate Moore

Addresse320 South Plymouth Court
AtThe Standard Club
CountyCook (IL1679)
320 South Plymouth Court
The Standard Club
Cook (IL1679)
Tel 2018-03-19
Categoria Events
The Radium Girls with Kate Moore

The Radium Girls with Kate Moore Monday March 19th at 11:45am 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 em- broiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights. Kate Moore, an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author explores this rich history through a narrative written in a sparkling voice, e Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores the strength of these extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

The Radium Girls is a New York Times best seller, was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR and won the Best History & Biography Award for 2017 from Goodreads. Time: 11:45am Reception / 12:00pm Luncheon Program & Book Signing Cost: $38 per Person ( tax and gratuity are included). Reservations: Contact Club Events at .

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