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The Resource Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)

Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)

Label
Hedy's Folly
Title
Hedy's Folly
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rhodes
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary inven?tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig?nals 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
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technical information on music
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1937-
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Rhodes, Richard
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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  • Dunne, Bernadette
  • Overdrive Inc
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
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Label
Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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digital storage
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780307940605
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4c280969-137e-444e-ba11-ae3d11a93f96
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307940605
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4c280969-137e-444e-ba11-ae3d11a93f96
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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