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August 27 2019
Tuesday, 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

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Writing + Literature

Summer Book Club

Mattatuck Museum

Mattatuck Museum, 63 Prospect Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

The Only Woman in The Room: A Novel Written by Marie Benedict Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. 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 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 revolutionized modern communication.
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Aug 2019

Summer Book Club

1:00 PM | Mattatuck Museum