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The only woman in the room / Marie Benedict.

Benedict, Marie (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rockville Public Library F BEN (Text to phone) 34035144441371 Adult Fiction Checked out 04/03/2020

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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. Based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.
Subject: Lamarr, Hedy 1913-2000 Fiction
Antheil, George 1900-1959 Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Fiction
Women scientists Fiction
Women inventors Fiction
Jewish women Fiction
Spread spectrum communications Fiction
Austria History 1918-1938 Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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