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TitleThe Only Woman in the Room
AuthorMarie Benedict
ISBN1492666866
ImprintMarie Benedict Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatHardcover
Pages272

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She was beautiful She was a genius Could the world handle both A powerful, illuminating novel about Hedy Lamarr 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 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, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

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Suzze Tiernan

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This is just what I love in a historical novel, a real insight into a person Hedy may have been a beautiful actress, but she was also an intelligent and inventive woman, often held back because of the perception of women in her lifetime I m glad to have learned about her.


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Close to 4 sMarie Benedict once again champions strong women in her latest novel, The Only Woman in the Room Her fictional account of the very real Hedy Lamarr Hedwig Kiesler had me reaching for my browser as soon as I turned the last page I appreciated the singular timeline, as it provided a deeper... (Sign in to see more)


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