The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room

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She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?

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, understanding 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 knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis ... if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionised modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.
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Product details

  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0655608419
  • 9780655608417

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'A captivating story of a complicated woman blazing new trails.' -- Kirkus Reviews 'Relevant today, especially women's worth in a man's world ...' -- New York Journal of Books
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About Marie Benedict

Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women -- and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with THE OTHER EINSTEIN, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. The following novel in this series is CARNEGIE'S MAID -- which released in January of 2018 -- and the next book will be THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM, which will be published in January of 2019. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare. Suzanne Toren has appeared on and off Broadway, and in regional theatres around the US. Suzanne is a highly acclaimed, award-winning narrator of hundreds of audiobooks.

She has been featured frequently in AudioFile Magazine, as an Earphone Award winner, and as a Narrator of the Year. She has twice been nominated for an Audie Award for her narration.
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