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The Resource The only woman in the room, Marie Benedict

The only woman in the room, Marie Benedict

Label
The only woman in the room
Title
The only woman in the room
Statement of responsibility
Marie Benedict
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10748789
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benedict, Marie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lamarr, Hedy
  • Antheil, George
  • Women inventors
  • Spread spectrum communications
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women scientists
  • Jewish women
  • Austria
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The only woman in the room, Marie Benedict
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065140015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529325416
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086570504
Label
The only woman in the room, Marie Benedict
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065140015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529325416
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086570504

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