The Radium Girls

Author: Kate Moore
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492649368
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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

These Shining Lives

Author: Melanie Marnich
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822224488
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THE STORY: THESE SHINING LIVES chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of s

Trainwreck

Author: Sady Doyle
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612196489
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The female trainwreck is a familiar figure to us all: she's Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is as old (and as powerful) as feminism itself, and Doyle's book is a fierce, intelligent, deeply-researched investigation of a centuries-old phenomenon. Who is the trainwreck? What are her crimes? And, in an age when social media makes public figures of us all, what does it mean for the rest of us?

Roar Like A Woman

Author: Natalie Ritchie
Publisher: Natalie Ritchie
ISBN: 0648003817
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Are you a feminist? Or are you a masculinist? It's a trick question—they're the same thing, says mother of two and parenting magazine journalist, Natalie Ritchie. Five decades after feminism began, women are trapped in a masculinist dead end. Feminists claim to be women's friend, but their actions shout the opposite. Feminism cheerleads a woman's man-identical career, but sneers at her work as mother and housewife. It pushes women into nine-to-five jobs designed for a man with a 24/7 wife at home, but fails to shape jobs around the domestic workload of the working woman who is also that 24/7 wife. It exhorts women to ape men's working style, and shuns development of a truly womanly working style. It celebrates a woman's 'leadership' that copies a man's leadership in the economy and politics, but blindsides a woman's more profound leadership outside the workplace as the one who shapes the souls of the next generation, and who lives, loves and spreads the joy in our homes, friendship circles and communities. Feminists seek a 50/50 'gender-equal' world in which one hundred percent of women do what one hundred percent of men do, ensuring women's interests, contributions and priorities are eradicated. In its bid to bust the patriarchy, feminism has become the patriarchy. After a wide-ranging career in public relations and writing, as a mother, and from her most recent role as features editor at a national parenting magazine, Natalie Ritchie shows feminism up for what it is—masculinism. With a warm regard for women, a big-picture eye for feminism's hypocritical man-worship, and a defiant refusal to bow to it, she points to what the world looks like when it truly values women.

Radium Girls

Author: D. W. Gregory
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9781583421901
Size: 49.28 MB
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The Poisoner S Handbook

Author: Deborah Blum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101524898
Size: 75.24 MB
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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" (The New York Observer) A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.

Felix The Railway Cat

Author: Kate Moore
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405929790
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It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph When Felix arrived at Yorkshire's Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. Felix changes lives in surprising ways. She is always ready to leap into action and save the day: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, it is only Felix who can pull them back together. But a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for her on the platform every morning finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom . . . Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).

Ranger Confidential

Author: Andrea Lankford
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762683
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For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.

The Elements Of Murder

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192806000
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A fascinating account of the five most toxic elements describes the lethal chemical properties of arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, as well as their use in some of the most famous murder cases in history, with profiles of such deadly poisoners as Mary Ann Cotton, Michael Swango, and Saddam Hussein and a look at modern-day environmental catastrophes.