This is a great book by two leaders in mentoring thought, Clutterbuck and Lane. Solidly grounded in theory and practice, the editors have put togetherThis is a great book by two leaders in mentoring thought, Clutterbuck and Lane. Solidly grounded in theory and practice, the editors have put together a solid foundation for exploring the mentoring process. Based on survey data and case studies, chapters cover the characteristics of a good mentor, a literature review, stages of mentoring, etc. This book is essential for anyone interested in the field of mentoring....more
After reading Whitehead's Underground Railroad, i wanted to read a factual account of the railroad. Bound for Canaan was on my to-read list, so it wasAfter reading Whitehead's Underground Railroad, i wanted to read a factual account of the railroad. Bound for Canaan was on my to-read list, so it was a natural choice. Tje research in this book is impeccable. The stories taken from diaries, memoirs, newspaper accounts, amd other historical documents provide a detailed account of the railroad and the many persons who risked theirnlives to escape from slavery and those who helped them escape. So many of the stories were heartrending. Many of these were included in Whitehead's book as things that happened to Cora or to persons she met along the way. This book should be read by everyone for an understanding of the dynamics of the plantation life, the atrocities of slavery, and the amazing courage of those who escaped or tried to escape and the many persons who assisted them. ...more
The Radium Girls were a group of young women who worked in the factories that painted luminous dials on watches beginning in the early 1900s and extenThe Radium Girls were a group of young women who worked in the factories that painted luminous dials on watches beginning in the early 1900s and extending all the way to the 1970s. Even though there was evidence that radium was harmful, these girls were repeatedly assured that there were no harmful effects from the accepted method of painting the dials which included shaping the tip of the brush with their lips. As these girls became sick, sometimes years after their employment, the company continued their refusal to provide health benefits or worker compensation. Fighting a legal system and often public opinion that condemned their actions, the girls continued to wage their battles for justice. The cases of the radium girls changed the law on workmen's compensation to include industrial poisoning and also to extend the statute of limitations for when radioactive poisoning attributed to the work environment could be litigated. Most importantly, it provided some justice to these women, who suffered horribly from the effects of radium in their system. Their lives changed the regulations concerning safety in the workplace using radioactive materials. Moore tells the story through the lives of women in a very personal and compelling fashion. She has done extensive research and interviewed many of the individuals in the book. She writes in an intensely personal manner and conveys the dreams and aspirations of the women as well as their character and determination as they realize the consequences of working in these factories and experience the total breakdown of their bodies in the most horrific manner. Yet, in spite of this, they live with hope and love for one another and their families. This book is a must read for anyone interested in women's history, for those interested in important cases in corporate law, and for those who want to be inspired. Thanks to Kate Moore for writing this story of these courageous women and bringing to light their stories and the impact they had on occupational health and safety.