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This is a biographical story about the life of Hedy Lamarr. She was a beautiful young actress in Austria when she found herself being courted by an rich arms dealer. The first part of this book is about her life with him. The second part is about her early life in Hollywood and then the impetus for her to start working on her inventions. She was not only beautiful but brilliant too. This book is well written and tells her story well.
I remember hearing about the fact that Hedy Lamarr was an innovator & that she had developed something to help in the war effort. Beyond that, I knew nothing about her. Finding out more of her story was very interesting. It was also very disappointing but not surprising that the armed forces were so blinkered that they would forego the chance to develop technology that could have helped them in the war effort. It's infuriating. That type of blindness continues to this day; not just with regard to women's abilities. Hope As for the writing of the character, she somehow remained distant. Reading the book was a little like watching a newsreel. I'm still glad I read it and will read this author again if given the chance.