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The only woman in the room / Marie Benedict.

Benedict, Marie, author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library BEN (Text) 33500012843223 New Checked out 09/18/2019
Cormorant LINK Site BEN (Text) 33500013038690 New Checked out 09/09/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library BEN (Text) 33500012843231 New Checked out 09/30/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library BEN (Text) 33500013038708 New Checked out 09/26/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781492666868
  • ISBN: 1492666866
  • Physical Description: 254 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes a reading group guide on (pages 252-254).
Summary, etc.: 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
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Benedict (Carnegie's Maid, 2018) reimagines the lesser-known aspects of renowned Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. In 1937, fleeing her abusive, controlling husband, military-arms dealer Friedrich Mandl, and an increasingly powerful and ruthless Nazi regime, the Jewish, Austrian-born Hedy escapes to London, where she connects with and charms an impressed Louis B. Mayer. In Hollywood, she is billed as the most beautiful woman in the world, but her flawless face masks an inquisitive scientific brain. Unable to forget the military secrets she learned while married to Mandl and eager to assist the Allied cause, Hedy teams with avant-garde composer George Anthiel, ultimately inventing a radio-guided torpedo system. Though never used during the war, their ingenious invention was instrumental in the evolution of blue-tooth technology. Benedict's compelling fictionalized biography pays tribute to the overlooked scientific contributions and the hidden depths of a stunning beauty and beloved movie star of superior intelligence and verve through an irresistible combination of Hollywood glamour and international intrigue. Lamarr-smitten readers who want the full true story will revel in Richard Rhodes' stellar biography, Hedy's Folly (2011), too. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Women scientists > Fiction.
Jewish women > Fiction.
World War (1939-1945)
Jewish women.
Women scientists.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.

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