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Acknowledgments - Dane Starbuck, The Goodriches: An American Family 
The Goodriches: An American Family (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2001).
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This work would have been impossible to write without the assistance of not only the more than one hundred people I interviewed and corresponded with but also countless others. I am especially grateful to Sandy Truitt, Margaret Hyre, and W. W. Hill, who read an early draft of the manuscript and made helpful suggestions for improvement. Also, I want to thank Ruth E. Connolly, William C. Dennis, Jeanne Shendel, and Martin Seyfert for their comments on chapters they read.
A writer of history and biography is indebted to those who have helped preserve valuable resources and materials. Research for this book took me to libraries and archives in a number of states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, and Washington, D.C. Throughout these travels, I was fortunate to have the help of dozens of archivists and librarians who generously assisted me in obtaining information. I would like especially to thank the following for their kindness and assistance: Dale C. Mayer, Senior Archivist, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa; Carol Leadenham, Archives, Hoover Institution, Stanford, California; Dennis Kovener, Archivist, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana; David DeLorenzo of the Harvard Law School Archives and Stephen Smith, Curator of Art at the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pam Wasmer and David Lewis, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library; Stephen Towne and Jennifer Wigley, State Archives, Indiana Commission on Public Records; Stephen Fletcher, Librarian, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis; Johanna Herring, Director, Archives, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana; Hans Sennholz and Bettina Bien Greaves of the Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York; Leslie A. Simmer and Sharon Crowley, the Great Books Foundation, Chicago, Illinois; Phil Wagner, Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; reference librarians, the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Monisa Wisener of the Randolph County, Indiana, Historical and Genealogical Society; Gordon W. Greigh of the Adams County, Indiana, Historical Society; Marianna Reed, volunteer historian of the First Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Indiana; Jenny Stonerock of the Winchester, Indiana, Public Library; Suzanne Robinson, Librarian, Washington Township Public Library in Lynn, Indiana. There are many other librarians and archivists whose names are too numerous for me to mention, but to whom I am also grateful. I would also like to thank Jamie Bronstein of Stanford University for her assistance in conducting research for me, Jerry Wyatt for his assistance in helping me organize the Goodrich family genealogy, Charles Bragg for our many conversations about the importance of the Civil War to east-central Indiana, and federal judge William C. Lee for the interesting insights he offered about the Goodrich family.
Finally, I would like to thank the boards of directors and staffs of the Winchester Foundation and Liberty Fund, Inc., as well as the Goodrich family members who generously donated their time to this project: Elizabeth Goodrich Terry and the late Perce G. Goodrich and Florence Goodrich Dunn.
This work contains thousands of dates, places, and events, as well as hundreds of impressions of various people. I have tried to be as accurate as possible in using this material. I am aware that, despite all efforts, inaccuracies may exist for which only I am responsible. I hope they are few.