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Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World (Vintage)
Hedy's Folly The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr the Most Beautiful Woman in the World - Vintage
Author: Richard Rhodes
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 tod...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307742957
ISBN-10: 0307742954
Publication Date: 7/24/2012
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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This book reads more as a term paper and didn't go into detailed explanation. I wanted to know more about Hedy Lamarr's inventions and the thought behind what she invented. The book was supposed to focus on one invention she had with composer George Antheil. Unfortunately, when he is introduced, the author spends too much time telling about his background up until he meets Hedy, and even their meeting isn't explained in more detail. The book is more about both of them and not just Hedy. It was hard to read and I got lost more than once. This book could have been so much more.


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