Books invariably include a lengthy list of thank-yous to everyone who assisted in their preparation, however remotely. Unfortunately, compiling this index was a one-person endeavor, so there can be no usual appreciations. But thanks are possible. I would like to express my thanks to my two index fingers, which responded without complaint, day after day for hundreds of hours all told, to the pounding of my typewriter. Also, to my Royal manual typewriter, which accepted this pounding to produce the 550 pages of manuscript without a single breakdown or delay of any kind. Finally, a word of thanks is due my phonograph, which broke up the monotony of sorting, checking, typing, and proofing. Without them all, this index would never have been completed. Unlike a long train trip, however, I am not sorry that it is over.
Thomas T. Taber III, Muncy, Pennsylvania