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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2017
44 Top40BookClubReadsNON-FICTION The Radium Girls Kate Moore In 1920s America, radium - a radioactive poison - was the wonder element that made watches and aviation panels glow in the dark. The Radium Girls tells the true story of the young women who applied it in the factories of companies like Cold Light and Radium Dial, and then contracted terrifying new forms of cancer. In the face of industry-wide denial, negligence and deceit, the radium girls bravely took their employers to court and changed the world for the better. From extensively researched legal documents, scientific evidence, personal letters and newspaper coverage, Kate Moore has crafted a compelling and emotive cultural history. What should I read next? Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Borrow the e-book through Overdrive now!
Top 40 Book Club Reads 2016