Beautiful woman by day, inventor by night, what’s not to love in this book about actress Hedy Lamarr? Richard Rhodes’s HEDY’S FOLLY is really getting people excited. One of the most bizarre (yet true) stories in the history of science: how a ravishing film star invented the technology that made cell phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.
Rhodes discussed the book on NPR’s All Things Considered…Listen to that full interview here.
“Rhodes unites the social history of Vienna, the classic era of Hollywood film, Paris in the ’20s, experimental music, weapons design, the niceties of patent law and the technology of information transmission — a real grab bag of elements — in this short, charming and remarkably seamless book.” – Salon