The author wishes to thank his editor-in-chief, Martha Hodge Amory, who has partnered every step, for seven long years, from idea to index. He wishes too to thank his publisher, Cass Canfield, for courtly candor and fiscal fortitude; his agent, Carol Brandt, for calm collection and cool confidence; his lawyer, Arnold Weissberger, for literate legality and eloquent arbitration; his manuscript editor, Beulah Hagen, for indomitable poise in deadline duress; and last but not least, his typist, Gwen Alden Williams, for virtuosity of both patience and skill. Warm personal thanks and high admiration for so many pictures are also due Slim Aarons and his wife Rita, as well as Ted Patrick, Harry Sions and the staff of Holiday magazine, and no less of same to that lion of the lens, Jerry Zerbe, and the staff of Town and Country. Then too the book could not have been completed without the cooperation and assistance of Hallowell Bowser and the staff of the Saturday Review, John G. Stewart and the staff of the New York Times Magazine, Hope Ridings Miller and the staff of The Diplomat, and Harriet Lundgaard and the staff of Celebrity Register. Besides these should be mentioned the late Dr. Arthur Adams and the staff of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Arthur Maynard and Frances Finley of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Helen Ruskell and Sylvia Hilton of the New York Society Library, and Rufus Osgood of the library of the Harvard Club of New York; thanks too to Charles Scribner, Jr., and the staff of the Dictionary of American Biography. Apart from all these, signal service above and beyond the call of even remotely direct duty has been rendered by Marguerite Allen of Robert F. Warner Inc., Penelope Coker, James Copp, Emmett Dedmon, Athlyn Deshais, James A. Maxwell, Eleanor Arnett Nash, John L. Oliver, Eleanor Palmer, Stanton Peckham and Mrs. Margaret Ruhl.
The author also wishes to acknowledge his gratitude to the authors and