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The only woman in the room / Marie Benedict.

Benedict, Marie, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library LARGE PRINT BEN (Text) 33500012997060 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT BEN (Text) 33500012997078 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432857905
  • ISBN: 1432857908
  • Physical Description: 403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
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: Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000 > Fiction.
World War (1939-1945)
Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Women scientists > Fiction.
Jewish women > Fiction.
Large type books.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Biographical.
Jewish women.
Large type books.
Women scientists.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Women scientists > Fiction.
Large type books.
Jewish women > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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