No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.
L. Frank Baum
What do Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald, Schuyler Staunton, and Edith Van Dyne have in common? They were all pseudonyms used by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum (born May 15, 1856) for his non-Oz books. Before he found success as a writer at age 44, Baum raised fancy chickens, edited trade publications, ran a newspaper, and owned a general store.