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Rhoda Blumberg

Rhoda Blumberg, American writer. Trustee Westchester Jewish Community Services, since 1976; member Authors League, Authors Guild (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center).

Background

  • Blumberg, Rhoda was born on December 14, 1917 in New York City. Daughter of Abraham and Irena (Fromberg) Shapiro.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Adelphi College, 1938.

    Career

    • Free-lance writer, since 1940. Researcher Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, writer, 1940—1944. Talent scout NBC Radio, 1945—1946, researcher, writer various magazines, 1940—1951.

      Executive editor Travel Guides, Simon Schuster, 1973—1974.

    Works

    • REMARKABLE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK
    • With her brilliant economy of style, Blumberg tells of the three major voyages of Captain Cook that brought our understanding of the globe into focus and introduced Europeans to the cultures of such exotic places as Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia.
    • The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark
    • A lively, gritty account of Lewis and Clark's incredible journey west across uncharted North America -- a two-and-a-half year odyssey filled with danger, disappointment, and discovery.
    • The Great American Gold Rush
    • Describes the emigration of people from the East Coast of the United States and from foreign countries to California to pursue the dream of discovering gold.

    Membership

    Trustee Westchester Jewish Community Services, since 1976. Member Authors League, Authors Guild (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center).

    Connections

    • Married Gerald Blumberg, January 7, 1945. Children: Lawrence, Rena, Alice, Leda.
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    Born December 14, 1917
    • 1938
      Adelphi College
    • 1940
      Free-lance writer
    • 1940 - 1944
      researcher, Columbia Broadcasting System Radio
    • 1940 - 1944
      writer, Columbia Broadcasting System Radio
    • 1973 - 1974
      executive, editor Travel Guides