Oct 22, 2020
The Only Woman in the Room
Posted by Marie Benedict

She was beautiful She was a genius Could the world handle both A powerful, illuminating novel about Hedy Lamarr 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 parti She was beautiful She was a genius Could the world handle both A powerful, illuminating novel about Hedy Lamarr 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 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 272 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark More Details ISBN 1492666866 ISBN13 9781492666868 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see

  • Title: The Only Woman in the Room
  • Author: Marie Benedict
  • ISBN: 1492666866
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Only Woman in the Room She was beautiful She was a genius Could the world handle both A powerful illuminating novel about Hedy Lamarr Hedy Kiesler is lucky Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and ma

    Kylie D

    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 ta An [...]


    Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 married to an Austrian arms dealer Hedy is able to use her powerful position to avoid Nazi persecution At the same time, her husband is controlling and difficult, and one evening in 1937, 4 brill [...]


    Katie B

    3.25 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 quarter stars in my ratings but this is a case of knowing I rated the other books at 3.5 stars and feeling like this one wasn t quite at that level but also wasn t really a straight 3 stars either So 3.25 stars is where I landed.Prior to reading, I ll admit I didn t know much about the subject of this book, Hedy Lamarr, other than she w 3 [...]


    ♥ Sandi ❣

    3.5 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 t 3.5 st [...]


    Lisa

    Hedy Lamarr was both stunningly beautiful and stunningly smart But could the world handle both SUMMARYMay 17, 1933, the beautiful Hedwig Kiesler is on stage performing the role of her life in Vienna, when she captures the attention of the richest and most powerful man in Austria Arms manufacturer, Friedrich Mandl lavishes dozens and dozens of roses on the young actress after every performance Hedwig soon finds herself married to Friedrich, living in a castle and attending lavish dinner partie He [...]


    Karen

    Marie Benedict has introduced me once again to a fascinating historical figure This excellent novel begins in the early days of newly appointed chancellor Adolf Hitler It showcases the life and vast accomplishments of beautiful and intelligent Heidi Kiesler aka Hedi Lamarr An incredible and surprising life story that begins when as a young actress, she catches the eye of wealthy Friedrich Mandl, the renowned Merchant of Death and Austria s richest man His charm during their whirlwind rom Marie B [...]


    Jenna Bookish

    My thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark, Booktrib, and The Girly Book Club for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher Any girl can be glamorous All you have to do is stand still and look stupid Hedy LamarrThe Only Woman in the Room is infinitely engaging, but woefully brief, coming in under 300 pages Hedy Lamarr, a Jewish woman who married and Austrian arms dealer and eventually fled Europe during Hitler s [...]



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