November 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamar by Richard Rhodes
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. Hedy’s Folly is a riveting book about unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.
The Wednesday Book Club for Men tends to read more nonfiction with an emphasis on history and biography but enjoy classic and contemporary fiction as well. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm and welcome new members of any gender.