Hedy's Folly - The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World-logo

Hedy's Folly - The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Richard Rhodes

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What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary inven­tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nals among a spread of different frequencies. Without this technology, we would not have the digital comforts that we take for granted today. Only a writer of Richard Rhodes's caliber could do justice to this remarkable story. Unhappily married to a Nazi arms dealer, Lamarr fled to America at the start of World War II; she brought with her not only her theatrical talent but also a gift for technical innovation. An introduction to Antheil at a Hollywood dinner table culminated in a U.S. patent for a jam- proof radio guidance system for torpedoes-the unlikely duo's gift to the U.S. war effort. What other book brings together 1920s Paris, player pianos, Nazi weaponry, and digital wireless into one satisfying whole? In its juxtaposition of Hollywood glamour with the reality of a brutal war, Hedy's Folly is a riveting book about unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

5h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:23