Sixteen days into 2017 and I have finally go a couple of book reviews for you.
Published by: Potomac Books, University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 1st November 2016
Price: £14.99 (via Amazon.co.uk)
And use the intelligence you were born with.
Lurching ever rightwards – http://wp.me/p5MCkF-3Z6
Published by: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 1st May 2017
The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice…
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.
A rich, historical narrative written in a sparkling voice, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.
Kate Moore is a Sunday Times best selling writer with more than a decade’s experience writing and ghosting across varying genres, including memoir, biography, and history. In 2005 she directed a critically acclaimed play about the Radium Girls called ‘These Shining Lives.’ She lives in the UK.
What an absolutely fascinating story!
I’ve heard of the Radium Girls, women who worked painting dials for various companies in the U.S. who were killed by the radium they were injesting and the callousness of the companies they worked for. This book provides the human stories of the women, their suffering and their battle for justice, utilising letters, photo albums, the memories of family and friends and documentation such as newspapers and legal papers. The story of these women is inspiring and the author does an excellent job of telling it.
I may have cried somewhat.
Published by: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2nd August 2016 (UK), 27th September 2016 (USA)
Price: Hardback – £11.89 (UK), $30.00 (USA); Kindle – £11.30 (UK)
Third Wave Capitalism
How Money, Power, and the Pursuit of Self-Interest Have Imperiled the American Dream
by John Ehrenreich
Published by: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: 3rd May 2016
Edited by Norbert Kraft, MD, with James R. Kass, PhD, and Raye Kass, PhD
Published by: BenBella Books
Publication Date: 23rd February 2016
R.R.P (US): $16.99