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The Only Woman in the Room

By Marie Benedict

  • Genre: Historical, Books, Fiction & Literature
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Bestselling author Marie Benedict reveals the story of a brilliant woman scientist only remembered for her beauty.

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 and understood 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 had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis and revolutionize modern communication...if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful book based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece that celebrates the many women in science that history has overlooked.

Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Marie Benedict:
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
Lady Clementine
Carnegie's Maid
The Other Einstein

Review

  • No depth to the writing

    By Judystep
    An audience pleasing narrative with sex,powerful men, and engaging plot. Especially effective Because it is based on the truth. Add woman who society values for her beauty not brains, and you have your perfect post #metoo novel. Superficial writing, didn’t like first person narrative,too much repetition of her “feelings of guilt”. The parts that were obviously true were interesting ,but the character wasn’t developed enough for us to even surmise what she would have really felt. Rather shallow book.
  • Interesting!

    By 12345qwertfdsa
    Had no idea Hedy Lamar was such a force! Makes me want to go back and look at some of her old films. This was an extremely enjoyable read even though some of the subject matter is Heartbreaking. She is tough, smart, and glamorous.
  • The Only Woman in the Room.

    By RNNina
    What a fascinating historical book about a beautiful young actress and her challenges and survival as a captive wife of an arms dealer during the start of the World War and how she fought to make a life for herself in America while finding a way to help in the war effort, only to have her dream derailed because her invention was made by a woman and a composer. Even more fascinating to know the technology she developed is still used today in Bluetooth technology. Couldn’t put it down!!