The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room

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"Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis . . . if anyone would listen to her"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2019.
©2019
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781432857905
Characteristics: 403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print,16 point
Summary: "Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis . . . if anyone would listen to her"-- Provided by publisher.

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Jun 04, 2019

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RomanceAddict Apr 25, 2019

It's interesting to read about the life of Hedy Lamarr. From her early days as a stage actress to her glamorous (yet unhappy) marriage to a rich munitions manufacturer to her Hollywood success and secret life as an inventor, Lamarr was not "just a pretty face". I would have liked to see more focus on her life after inventing the frequency switching method; the ending was so abrupt and I feel like we missed out on a lot of things she did past the early months of 1942. The story is compelling, easy to read, and engrossing; you can pair this novel with the non-fiction account "Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by Richard Rhodes.

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