Franklin

The only woman in the room / Marie Benedict.

Author/Creator:
Benedict, Marie author.
Publication:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
254 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000 -- Fiction.
Antheil, George, 1900-1959 -- Fiction.
World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Women scientists -- Fiction.
Women inventors -- Fiction.
Jewish women -- Fiction.
Spread spectrum communications -- Fiction.
Austria -- History -- 1918-1938 -- Fiction.
Jewish women.
Women scientists.
Childrens subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Local subjects:
Women scientists -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Jewish women -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Summary:
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. Based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.
ISBN:
9781492666868
1492666866
OCLC:
1028611936
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