The Only Woman In The Room: A Novel by Marie BenedictThe Only Woman In The Room: A Novel by Marie Benedict

The Only Woman In The Room: A Novel

byMarie Benedict

Hardcover | January 8, 2019

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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.
Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms and for Fortune 500 companies.
Title:The Only Woman In The Room: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.4 × 6.02 × 0.95 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492666866

ISBN - 13:9781492666868


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a fantastic book which will keep you reading and cheering for Ms. Lamarr This is another outstanding novel based on a real character by Marie Benedict. The Only Woman in the Room is the story of Hedy Kiesler, an Austrian rising star. After a controversial movie debut, she finds find great success in the role of Empress Elizabeth at the theatre. She is quickly noticed by Austrian weapon dealer, Fritz Mandl who pursues her interminably until she accepts to become his wife. Hedy’s life with Fritz is not all rose and eventually escapes to America where she becomes Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood star. Hedy has a secret which is eating at her. In an effort to atone herself, she recruits the help of music composer George Antheil to develop a radio guidance system which would increase the accuracy of torpedoes. How can a movie star and a music composer develop such advanced technology? Don’t be surprised and read the book. You will find out that Hedy Lamarr is much more than just beauty, she is brain as well. This is a fantastic book which will keep you reading and cheering for Ms. Lamarr.
Date published: 2019-01-08