Genre/Topics: History, Nonfiction, industrial safety, legal cases, labor and industry, health and safety

Length: 506 pages

Release: 4/18/2017

Cost for New Copy:  $7.59 on Kindle, $32.99 Hardcover, $7.99 paperback

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining WomenThe Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked up this book on the recommendation of a book group I belong to. Several people who enjoy different genres recommended it, ask I figured I’d give it a try despite not having any particular interest in the subject. I loved the first 200 pages of this book. I raced through it. The author does a fantastic job keeping the numerous characters distinct from each other, which is quite a feat when they’re all young white women from only two cities. Unfortunately, once I hit about 200 pages in, the story started to drag. I’m not sure how it could’ve been cut down as all the information was relevant. Basically, the book stopped reading like a story and more like a textbook, so it lost my interest. I did finish reading and am glad I’ve read it, but I don’t know that I’d recommend this book to anyone without an interest in that type of history.

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