The only woman in the room
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Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019].
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The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?

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.

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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254 pages ; 24 cm.
Street Date:
1901.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781492666868, 1492666866

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Includes a reading group guide on (pages 252-254).
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Benedict, M. (2019). The only woman in the room. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Benedict, Marie. 2019. The Only Woman in the Room. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Benedict, Marie, The Only Woman in the Room. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Benedict, Marie. The Only Woman in the Room. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark, 2019. Print.

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