I wish to acknowledge the following resources that assisted me in the writing of this book:
The Westchester County (N.Y.) Government’s Rye Playland Web collection (http://www.westchestergov.com/playland/), which provided background on Playland amusement park. Westchester County, Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.
Marilyn Weigold, whose enjoyable articles about Glen Island, “Disney World on the Sound: John Starin’s Glen Island,” appeared in the Spring and Summer 2001 issues of The Westchester Historian, published by the Westchester County Historical Society, Elmsford, NY. Copyright 2001 WCHS.
Derecktor Shipyards, which, as I noted in this book, is the proud builder of numerous America’s Cup racing yachts. Derecktor Shipyards, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.
Rich Ellis of Verizon, for verifying the term “cable spool.”
The members of the Italian-American community who helped me (via delphiforums.com’s ItalianAmericans.com site) attempt to capture the spelling and meanings of many of the Italian slang, off-color and cuss words that appear in this book.
Atomz.com, for the lyrics to the folk song “C’e La Luna.”
The Swedish Embassy to the United States, Washington, D.C., for helping me render phonetically in English a very naughty Swedish word.
Mark Gado for “The Neptune Murders,” featured in The Crime Story archive, Copyright 2000, Dark Horse Multimedia Inc. All Rights Reserved.
C.P. Cavafy, for his poem Ithaca, in The Canon. Translated from the Greek by Stratis Haviaras, Hermes Publishing, 2004.
I also wish to acknowledge and thank the musicians and bands whose lyrics I feature in this book. They provided us so much entertainment and enjoyment then – and to this day.
“Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian),” by John D. Loudermill, Paul Revere and the Raiders, 1971.
“Free Ride,” by Dan Hartman, “We All Had A Real Good Time,” by Dan Hartman and Edgar Winter, The Edgar Winter Group, 1973.