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Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communications System

"In 1937 Hedwig Keisler, a famous European actress, was trapped. She was married to a man who produced weapons used by the Nazis. Hedwig (Hedy) hated the Nazi's cruelty and her husband. She wanted nothing more than to escape both... After a stealthy escape from Austria, she ended up in Switzerland, then London, and finally Hollywood. Once there, her stage name was changed to Lamarr and she became a top American movie star.

At a Hollywood party, Hedy met George Anthiel, a musician. The two played piano together and Hedy was struck with an idea that she thought would help defeat the Nazis....Today Hedy's invention is called spread spectrum and is used in cell phones, wireless Internet, satellite guided missiles, and more." -- Childrens Literature Comprehensive Database, July 2007

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"This new graphic nonfiction series offers biographical treatments that highlight a technological breakthrough or innovation...Comic book-style word balloons feature fairly sophisticated vocabulary and occasional quotes or other primary source material. Each selection includes titled chapters, a table of contents, summary fact pages, further reading suggestions, and recommended Internet sites....These deceptively slim volumes convey a tremendous amount of information and vocabulary, and should attract attention from reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike." -- Library Media Connection

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 10
Author Trina Robbins
Illustrator Cynthia Martin
ISBN 0736896414
Publication Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Graphic Library
Series Name Graphic Library
Language English