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The Only Woman in the Room Read & Download ☆ 108 She was beautiful She was a genius Could the world handle both A novel about Hedy LamarrHedy 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. An inspiring book about a remarkable woman This is a fictionalised account of screen siren Hedy Lamarr known for her beauty but not recognised until recently for her outstanding contribution to science The first part of the book is set in pre WW2 Austria where as an aspiring actress she is forced into marriage with a notorious arms dealer As the trophy wife she is privy to many dinner parties and clandestine meetings between powerful heads of state and with her amazing intelligence she takes in a lot than those that dismissed her as an airhead realise Fast forward to the second part of the book she has escaped Austria and her abusive marriage She lands in Hollywood where she soon becomes a famous screen star but behind the fa ade hides a guilt about the plight of her people in Austria during WW2 that she feels she didn t do enough to try to save before she fled So using the knowledge of those pre war meetings she starts to devise a weapon to try to bring an end to the war swiftlyHonestly before I read this book I didn t know much about Hedy Lamarr except for being a Hollywood starlet Marie Benedict tells a well researched tale about a woman that the world owes a lot to Not a lot is known about her days in Austria but Benedict s version could well be very close to the truth I for one have a newfound respect for Lamarr and will have to look out for some of her movies A recommended read for those who love inspirational womenMy thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review An Anthropomorphic Century of screen siren Hedy Lamarr known for her beauty but not recognised until recently for her The War Against the Chtorr 1 A Matter For Men outstanding contribution to science The first part Le choix de la défaite: Les élites françaises dans les années 1930 of the book is set in pre WW2 Austria where as an aspiring actress she is forced into marriage with a notorious arms dealer As the trophy wife she is privy to many dinner parties and clandestine meetings between powerful heads The Heart's Victory of state and with her amazing intelligence she takes in a lot than those that dismissed her as an airhead realise Fast forward to the second part Scriptores Aethiopici Vol 20 of the book she has escaped Austria and her abusive marriage She lands in Hollywood where she soon becomes a famous screen star but behind the fa ade hides a guilt about the plight Gajah Mada Bergelut Dalam Kemelut Takhta dan Angkara of her people in Austria during WW2 that she feels she didn t do enough to try to save before she fled So using the knowledge Γενεθλια ξανα of those pre war meetings she starts to devise a weapon to try to bring an end to the war swiftlyHonestly before I read this book I didn t know much about Hedy Lamarr except for being a Hollywood starlet Marie Benedict tells a well researched tale about a woman that the world Souvenir owes a lot to Not a lot is known about her days in Austria but Benedict s version could well be very close to the truth I for Twelfth Night; or What You Will one have a newfound respect for Lamarr and will have to look The Suicide out for some Kilted Desire 2 Russian Roulette of her movies A recommended read for those who love inspirational womenMy thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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The Only Woman in the Room Read & Download ☆ 108 Nds in Hollywood where she becomes Hedy Lamarr screen star But Hedy is keeping a secret even 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 h. 35 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for allowing me to read and review this ARC Published Jan 8 2019I put off reading this book because I could not bring myself to read another WWII Nazi book I kept waiting to be in the mood to read this one Finally three days after publication I started the book Even with my reluctance to read this book I thought it started off at a pretty good pace I knew that I liked the author and her style of writing so I gave myself over to the story It did not take me long to get absorbed into the characters and flow of the story After the first half dozen chapters I realized that I was enjoying it and settled right into the cadence Having not reread the synopsis of the book since choosing it which is my preference I had forgotten the detail it gave So blindly plunging into this story I was met with some nice surprises Being introduced to Hedy Kiesler a young woman married off to a much older man Freidrich Mandl an arms dealer for the safety and surety of both herself and her Jewish parents as Hitler knocked on the door of Austria Having made the decision to be an actress this marriage was a life altering event for Hedy for she now became hostess to the most powerful man in Austria Expected to be only that hostess to the most important men in Europe Hedy overheard some of the most detailed plans of WWII and Hitlers regime while uickly getting bored of not only her lifestyle but of her marriage Taking her secrets with her Hedy devised a plan to escape her marriage and her homeland for a free future in America Not only was this story based on a prevalent 1950 s elite actress but the Afterword gave greater detail about her life and her contributions to our lives over and above her acting ability As I said by not rereading the synopsis I was delighted by the surprises I came upon in this book enjoyed the story and ended up happy I read it

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The Only Woman in the Room Read & Download ☆ 108 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 castleShe la. Remarkable woman unremarkable book I wish a different author had written this story Hedy Lamarr was not only a Hollywood bombshell starring alongside the likes of Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy but also a self taught scientist who helped develop the technology we use in wireless communications today In this book however details are glossed over in favor of schmaltz the genesis of her scientific mind is buried and an intelligent and complicated woman is treated like a cardboard cutout in a tawdry melodrama Add to it dull writing and a first person narrative with overblown phrasing that tells rather than shows and there were numerous times I wanted to fling this book against a wallThe first 150 pages read like a romance novel turned domestic drama then her life s work from her arrival in Hollywood to America s entrance into WWII is condensed to 100 pages ending abruptly in 1950 most of which is tripe missing and often changing some salient facts In addition to spread spectrum technology she is also credited with a number of other inventions and Howard Hughes put a team of scientists at her disposal All of this is given short shrift with one sentence One sentence This book fails on so many levels the most disheartening of whch is that it misses an opportunity to provide a portrait of a woman ahead of her time Hedy deserves to be known but not as the vacuous femme fatale Benedict depicts in this bookDo yourself a favor search her name and spend the time you would have spent with this book reading about her achievements from other sources Or watch the PBS documentary Or if you must wait for the Showtime miniseries starring Gal Godot But save yourself the aggravation if you enjoy historical fiction with some actual history that elevates not marginalizes strong women

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Only Woman in the Room
  • Marie Benedict
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 9781492666868

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    (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] 325 stars This is the third historical fiction book I have read by the author and while I did enjoy this one I thought it had some flaws I don't normally use uarter stars in my ratings but this is a case of knowing I rated the other books at 35 stars and feeling like this one wasn't uite at that level but also wa

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    (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] Marie Benedict Ú 8 characters Read & Download The Only Woman in the Room An inspiring book about a remarkable woman This is a fictionalised account of screen siren Hedy Lamarr known for her beauty but not recognised until recently for her outstanding contribution to science The first part of the book is set in pre WW2 Austria where as an aspiring actress she is forced into marriage wi

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    (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] 4 brilliant stars to this story of Hedy Lamarr I read and enjoyed Carnegie’s Maid and I have been looking forward to reading Marie Benedict’s latest fictional portrayal of a strong woman In this instance she has written about Hedy Kiesler Lamarr Born Jewish Hedy Kiesler later finds herself an actress marrie

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    Read & Download The Only Woman in the Room (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] Marie Benedict Ú 8 characters Remarkable woman unremarkable book I wish a different author had written this story Hedy Lamarr was not only a Hollywood bombshell starring alongside the likes of Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy but also a self taught scientist who helped develop the technology we use in wireless communications today In this book however details are glossed over in favor of schmaltz the genesis of her scientific mind is buried and an intelligent and complica

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    Read & Download The Only Woman in the Room Marie Benedict Ú 8 characters (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] What should have been a fascinating story suffered from boring writing Also the whole point was to show how Lamarr was a multi faceted woman — inventor actress etc — but the majority of the book is about her clothes looks and acting Occasionally it’s mentioned that she read a book about physics but not much else is given to help us understand her scientific side A disappointing book about a fascinating woman 25⭐️

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    Read & Download The Only Woman in the Room (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] Read & Download Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Marie Benedict This is a novel based on the life of Hedy Lamarr 1914 2000 She was primarily known as an actress but she was also an inventor She developed along with George Antheil a radio guidance system for torpedoes The navy did not implement her system until the 1960s She also developed the principle of Bluetooth technolo

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    Read & Download The Only Woman in the Room Marie Benedict Ú 8 characters (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] I wanted so much from this book Hedy Lamarr was a brilliant fascinating woman and while Benedict hit the highlights of her life that's all she did—hit the highlights This is a biographical novel that fell shor

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    (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] 35 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for allowing me to read and review this ARC Published Jan 8 2019I put off reading this book because I could not bring myself to read another WWII Nazi book I kept waiting to be 'in the mood' to read this one Finally three days after publication I started the book Even with my

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    (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] Read & Download Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Marie Benedict DNF at 20% I just can't with this I picked this up as it was the Barnes Nobel monthly book club selection This is just rubbish I am surprised at how many high starred reviews there are I got to 20% of this book and we had only just gotten Hedy married off With only 200 or so pages left this thing is just lingering on the less interesting partsmade up parts of Hedy's life But my biggest problem here with as far as I've go

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    (Read) [The Only Woman in the Room] Marie Benedict Ú 8 characters Read & Download Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Marie Benedict I should have looked closely at this title because I thought that I was picking up a biography instead of historical fiction I found it disappointing The author's attempt to reflect Hedy Lamarr's thoughts and experiences was lackluster and oddly repetitive Interesting details from Hedy's life as a film star and a

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