The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room

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Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she disguises herself and flees her husband's castle. She lands in Hollywood, where she becomes Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But Hedy is keeping a secret even more shocking than her Jewish heritage: she is a scientist. She has an idea that might help the country and that might ease her guilt for escaping alone -- if anyone will listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Landmark,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781492666868
Branch Call Number: FICTION Benedict 2019
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 17, 2019

Hedy Lamar biography. excellent

Feb 16, 2019

Hedy LaMarr was such an astounding woman you can never learn enough about her, PBS has a "Masters" documentary about her and her wartime inventions. This novel is a good read but does not scratch the surface of her talents, if you really want to know more about her that is a good place to start. I want to read this other authors' books, they flow well, keep moving, make you feel for the characters, it was over much too quickly.


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