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4 brilliant stars to this story of Hedy Lamarr I read and enjoyed Carnegie s Maid and I have been looking The 32 Stops forward to reading Marie Benedict s latestictional portrayal of a strong woman In this instance she has written about Hedy Kiesler Lamarr Born Jewish Hedy Kiesler later inds herself an actress married to an Austrian arms dealer Hedy is able to use her powerful position to avoid Nazi #Persecution At The Same #At the same her husband is controlling and difficult and one evening in 1937 she disguises herself and lees Where does she land None other than disguises herself and The Portable Virgin flees Where does she land None other than and this is where she becomes the notorious Hedy Lamarramous movie star Not only is Lamarr a stunning and well loved actress hiding her Jewish heritage she is also a brilliant scientist with an idea that may save her new country that is if anyone will take her seriously I The Donut Diaries of Dermot Milligan found The Only Woman in the Room to be engrossing and enchanting Hedy Lamarr is a strongemale The God-Damned Nigga figure we need to know about not justor her The Snow-walkers Son (The Snow Walker, film legacy butor her scientific contributions as well Kudos to Marie Benedict or highlighting an extraordinary woman with a powerfully written story Fans of World War II iction will Is Anybody Up? find much to love in thisascinating story Thanks to the publisher The Doorstep Girls for the complimentary ARC All opinions are my own My reviews can also beound on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom 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 Praying with Mother Teresa for torpedoes The navy did not implement her system until the 1960s She also developed the principle of Bluetooth technology She also had patentsor various microphone and sound systems innovations She had many patents in her name She was a Jew and El corazón del tártaro fled Austria ahead of the Nazis Iound Hedy s Vox - Edizione Italiana fight against the Nazis and role as an inventor most interesting She was a very intelligent woman and I wonder how much she could have achieved in today s world I enjoyed the novel because it was based onactI read this as an audiobook downloaded Redemption (Dark Desires from Audible The book is eight hours andifty Betrayal: Infidelity, Book 1 four minutes Suzanne Toren does an excellent job narrating the book Toren is a well 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 20 An inspiring book about a remarkable woman This is aictionalised account of screen siren Hedy Lamarr known The Prisoner in the Castle: Maggie Hope Mystery Series, Book 8 for her beauty but not recognised until recentlyor her outstanding contribution to science The Saphyre Snow first part of the book is set in pre WW2 Austria where as an aspiring actress she isorced 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 orward to the second part of the book she has escaped Austria and her abusive marriage She lands in Hollywood where she soon becomes a amous screen star but behind the Higher Education fa ade hides a guilt about the plight of her people in Austria during WW2 that sheeels she didn t do enough to try to save before she Perennial Combinations 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 exceptor being a Hollywood starlet Marie Benedict tells a well researched tale about a woman. She possessed a stunning beauty She also possessed a stunning mind Could the world handle both Her beauty almost certainly saved her rom 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 husba. ,
S glossed over I ended up The Day You Begin feeling disappointed when Iinished reading the book because I Led Zeppelin IV feel like there was so much potential there and it came up short The book clocks in at 250 pages and I definitely think some attention to this part of her life would have greatly enhanced the story Overall I do like the subjects and stories the author chooses toeature in her stories However they are library type reads rather than ones I would go out and actually purchase myself They Abaddons Gate (The Expanse, fall in the category of comfy reads in which they aren t a bad way to pass the time but there are better historicaliction books on the market that pack of a punchI won a American Salvage free copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review All views expressed are my honest opinion 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 inavor 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 irst person narrative with overblown phrasing that tells rather than shows and there were numerous a irst person narrative with overblown phrasing that tells rather than shows and there were numerous I wanted to Velvet Cataclysm fling this book against a wallTheirst 150 pages read like
A Romance Novel Turned Domestic Drama Then Her Life Sromance novel turned domestic drama then her life s rom 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 Shall I Knit You a Hat? 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 bookails 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 My Life as a Changeling femmeatale Benedict depicts in this bookDo yourself a Dementia Reimagined favor search her name and spend the time you would have spent with this book reading about her achievementsrom other sources Or watch the PBS documentary Or if you must wait Happy Parent, Happy Child for the Showtime miniseries starring Gal Godot But save yourself the aggravation if you enjoy historicaliction with some actual history that elevates not marginalizes strong women I wanted so much Pepped Up (Pepper Jones, from this book Hedy Lamarr was a brilliantascinating woman and while Benedict hit the highlights of her life that s all she did hit the highlights This is a biographical novel that The Musicians Legal Companion fell short on the novel side Perhaps Benedict was wary of embellishingfictionalizing too much of the life of someone about whom so much is known but it resulted in a novel that was a bitlat Another Gaping Gulf with Letters and Other Relevant Documents fifty to one hundred pages to add texture and detail to the incidents depicted or to include Hedy s childhood or something to add depth and richness to a story that never uite sparked and sparkled in a manner worthy of its subject I should have looked closely at this title because I thought that I was picking up a biography instead of historicaliction I Taming the Tycoon found it disappointing The author s attempt to reflect Hedy Lamarr s thoughts and experiences was lackluster and oddly repetitive Interesting detailsrom Hedy s life as a Then Came You (Laws of Attraction, film star and a self taught scientist could haveilled out the story but did not appear At the end I m left wanting the biography I thought I was choosing. About the enemy She had an idea that might help the country ight the Nazisif anyone would listen to herA 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 masterpie. .