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    In 1915, Austrian-born Sabin von Sochocky developed a luminescent paint that used radium to create a glow-in-the-dark effect. Realizing the material could be used for many ...

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    Radium: The Dangerously Radioactive Element

    The high demand for radium is at the heart of Kate Moore's book, The Radium Girls. Radium is a naturally occurring element, most of which is found in uranium ore; it makes up approximately 1 part per trillion of the Earth's crust, making it our ... Beyond the Book
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    Long Black Veil
    by Jennifer Finney Boylan

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    "This was a long time ago, before my first death, and none of us now are the people we were then. Instead we are ghosts: two of us dead, a third unrecognizable, a fourth ...

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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    The catalyst for Long Black Veil takes place within the ruins of Eastern State Penitentiary, located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now remade into a museum and identified as a National Historic Landmark, the former prison stood ... Beyond the Book
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    Proving Ground
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    More than a decade after winning the 1992 Best First Novel Edgar for Slow Motion Riot, Peter Blauner has returned from writing scripts for television to spin another noir ...

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    Ten Facts about the New York City Police Department

    In Proving Ground, Blauner's modern noir mystery, the colossus that is the New York City Police Department, one of the largest civil law enforcement entities in the world, is a supporting character in its own right. Here are ten ... Beyond the Book
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    Born in Genoa in 1453, Simonetta Cattaneo became known as "The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence" when she entered Florentine society at the tender age of 16. The new bride of ...

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    Lorenzo de' Medici

    One of the main characters in Alyssa Palombo's novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in Florence, is a fictional representation of Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), one of the de facto rulers of the Republic of Florence during the height of the Italian ... Beyond the Book

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