Marking Time

By Heinz Dietrich Suppan,

Book cover of Marking Time: The Radium Girls of Ottawa

Book description

The Doomed Legions of Ottawa. . .At the turn of the 20th Century radium became a miracle cure for almost any ailment and was advertised in several European nations. When radium was introduced into the United States it achieved a similar popularity. After World War I several companies decided to…

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1 author picked Marking Time as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A short, locally published selection, this book specifically tells the story of the women of Ottawa, Illinois, who worked at Radium Dial and Luminous Processes. It includes useful local insight and many photos. At 70 pages, the reader can get a great summary of the events without committing to a long non-fiction read.

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