Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

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Overview

Discover the brilliant life of Hedy Lamarr in this full-color graphic novel. This talented film actress became an influential scientist with her invention of a secret radio system in the early 1940s, a building block of today’s wireless communications. With comic book-style illustrations and short, engaging sentences, this biography will inspire, entertain, and inform young readers about an individual who made a significant contribution to society. This must-have graphic novel includes a bibliography, extended reading list, glossary, and further Internet sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736896412
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Series: Graphic Library: Inventions and Discovery Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 643,172
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Trina Robbins grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, a second-grade schoolteacher, taught her to read at age four. She says, "It is the greatest gift anyone has ever given to me." Robbins turned her love of books into a lifelong career. For more than 30 years, she has been writing graphic novels and children's books. Her work includes comics such as Wonder Woman and Powerpuff Girls, as well as GoGirl!, her own graphic novel series for girls.

Cynthia Martin has worked in comics and animation since 1983. Her credits include Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in addition to work as a storyboard artist for Sony Children's Entertainment and the Krislin Company. Cynthia's recent projects include an extensive series of graphic novels for Capstone Press and two issues of Blue Beetle for DC Comics. She also illustrated the book Alley of Shadows, published by Stone Arch Books.

Table of Contents

Prisoner of the Nazis — Fight to freedom — A secret communication system — Recognition at last.

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