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    Distributor: National Book Network Availability: Not yet available Expected Ship Date: Sep 15, 2021 On Sale Date: Oct 15, 2021 Carton Quantity: 40 $37.95 CAD
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A Mighty Force
Dr. Elizabeth Hayes and Her War for Public Health
By (author): Marcia Biederman

ISBN:

9781633887084

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

General/trade
Oct 15, 2021
$37.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

9.37in x 6.43 x 0.85 in | 1.01 lb

Page Count:

208 pages

Illustrations:

8 Illustrations including: - 8 Halftones, Black & White including Black & White Photographs.
Prometheus
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Short Description
The first book dedicated to Dr. Elizabeth O. Hayes' fight for public health on the American homefront during WWII, for which she received national attention (and a victory under President Truman's Justice Department) for her protests against unsanitary conditions in the mining town of Force, Pennsylvania.
The first book dedicated to Dr. Elizabeth O. Hayes' fight for public health on the American homefront during WWII, for which she received national attention (and a victory under President Truman's Justice Department) for her protests against unsanitary conditions in the mining town of Force, Pennsylvania.

Marcia Biederman has contributed more than 150 articles to the New York Times, writing about everything from ice dancing to automobile wheel repair. She was a staff reporter for Crain’s New York Business and an editor for Chain Store Age. Her work has appeared in New York magazine, the New York Observer, and Newsday. She is the author of several books including Popovers and Candlelight: Patricia Murphy and The Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire, published by SUNY Press in 2018, and Scan Artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed Reading Worked, published by Chicago Review Press in 2019.

"In dramatic detail, A Mighty Force brings to life the story of Dr. Elizabeth Hayes who, true to the oath that she took as a physician, bravely fought against powerful forces on behalf of her vulnerable patients. Dr. Betty should be a household name – not only did she pave the way for improved health and wellness of miners everywhere, but she also paved the way for generations of women physicians to walk out of their clinics demanding better for their patients." – Mona Hanna-Attisha, Flint, Michigan pediatrician and author of What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

“An engrossing, fast-paced biography of a woman who devoted years of her life to a heroic fight against the appallingly unsanitary conditions of a mining town and the venality of its intransigent owners.” –Cathy Curtis, author of A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick

“Even though her subject's personal papers have not survived, Marcia Biederman has successfully documented the events that made Dr. Betty Hayes briefly famous as a company doctor and advocate for public health and sanitation. Biederman captures the spirit of 1945 and 1946 in A Mighty Force, which chronicles the persistence of Dr. Betty and her miners, the strategies of resistance by corporate managers and owners, and the squalid living conditions that mining families were forced to endure in unincorporated company-owned towns.” – Janet Wells Greene, Ph.D., author, Cameras in the Coalfields: Photographs as Evidence for Comparative Coalfield History

NetGalley review: 5 stars Last Updated 28 Jun 2021 "Amazing and inspirational. 2 words that barely describe what environmental health activist Dr Elizabeth Hayes work means to our world. I learned a lot about a woman I had never heard of! This book was really well done, made it easy for me to read and I honestly think it should be required reading in science classes. Absolutely great book about a true hero for people and the environmental activism movement." —Holly Senecal, Consumer Reviewer

“This spirited biography rescues a well-deserving public health crusader from obscurity.” —Publishers Weekly

NetGalley Review: 5 stars Last updated on 26 Sep 2021 "Great story-telling about an unsung hero I loved this book. The story-telling and character development are excellent. The book reads more like a novel than a history book; it is so much more than a list of names and dates. The story is well paced and I found it difficult to put the book down. It has everything I was expecting, a mix of history, science, and politics. The hardest part of the book to accept was that such unsanitary conditions existed so late into the 20th century. I had to check the dates on occasion as a reality check. This is a great read about an unsung hero and I recommend it for anyone interested in history or public health. Thank you to Netgalley and Rowman & Littlefield for the advance reader copy."—Stephen Goldberg, freelance reviewer

Great story-telling about an unsung hero I loved this book. The story-telling and character development are excellent. The book reads more like a novel than a history book; it is so much more than a list of names and dates. The story is well paced and I found it difficult to put the book down. It has everything I was expecting, a mix of history, science, and politics. The hardest part of the book to accept was that such unsanitary conditions existed so late into the 20th century. I had to check the dates on occasion as a reality check. This is a great read about an unsung hero and I recommend it for anyone interested in history or public health. Thank you to Netgalley and Rowman & Littlefield for the advance reader copy. -Stephen Goldberg

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