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Whose What? Aaron's Beard to Zorn's Lemma
Whose What Aaron's Beard to Zorn's Lemma Author:Dorothy Rose Blumberg For the crossword puzzle adn acrostics fan and for the just plain curiousk, "Whose What?" fills that frustrating gap on the library shelf that turns up when someone says, "What exactly was Balaam's ass? or Dido's lament? or Job's tears?" Perhaps most people have a vague idea of such things, but the specific origin of the term, it's history adn b... more »ackground are sketchy.
Dorothy Rose Blumberg, the author and compiler of "Whose What?", has set certain criteria for the items she has included__ the "who" must be a real or legendary person; and the "what" is something named, either literally or figuratively. "Wilsons Fourteen Points," for instance, refers to the World War I peace plan submitted to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918. "Joseph's coat" recalls the biblical story of the many-colored robe presented to Joseph, by his father. "Pandora's Box" conjures up the woman of Greek mythology who was given a marriage gift of a box containing all the evils that prey on man.
With its interesting, little known, as well as familiar facts and names, "Whose what?" will intrigue and amuse the puzzle demon, make life simpler for the student, and provide hours of entertainment for the general reader.
Dorothy Rose Blumberg enjoys mathematics and puzzle games, which is probably why she has hadsuch fun doing the research for an writing of "Whose What?" Since she is at home in four languages- French, German, Spanish, and English, and knows her Anglo-Saxon cold- she could consult original sources of a great bariety. Born and brought up in Baltimore, Maryland, Mrs, Blumberg attended Goucher College, where she was Phi Beta Kapa, and almost forty years later took her Master's Degree from Columbia University after she moved to New York City in the ninteen-fifties. She has lived there ever since.« less