THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict | Kirkus ReviewsShe 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.
Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
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Audio MP3 on CD. While the U. Yes I am currently reading this book and I am disappointed too. Certainly, as well as the ultimatums issued to Germany by the United Kingdom and France.
Toren is a well-known narrator. After Austria is enveloped into Germany, and after a failed first attempt she manages to escape Austria and her The Only Woman in the Room chronicles the long and accomplished life of Hedy Lamarr born Hedwig Keisl. Quotes from The Only Woman in. About the Author.
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From amoeba to zenith and everything in between, these are the ABCs your future genius needs. Categories of Interest: Select All. Hedy Lamar was best known as a Hollywood bombshell. View all 5 comments.
I thought the topics of her marriage and acting career were well-covered but the invention portion felt like it was glossed over. And the sexism she encounters at the US Navy. They were unguarded in some of their conversations because they only saw her stunning beauty, and didn't realize she womaj had a brilliant mind. Another fifty to one hundred pages to add texture and detail to the incidents depicted or to I wanted so much more from this book.
After marrying Hedi, Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves: bookreporter-com. Fans of World War II fiction will find much to love in this fascinating story. Oct 31, pages? Hardcoverhe becomes controlling and abusive. I found The Only Woman in the Room to be engrossing and enchanting.
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. The most beautiful woman in the world. The teenage girl who married the wealthiest man an arms dealer in Austria and who hosted dinner parties for Mussolini and Hitler. The wife who was kept under lock and key for five years until she escaped her castle disguised as her maid, landing in London on her way to Hollywood. The star who talked MGM into a salary five times the original offer.
For book lovers everywhere. Nov 12, Megan Lyons rated it it was ok Shelves: historical. How to Catch a Unicorn. I was drawn like a moth to a flame to this necessary and insightful book.
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