The last of a four-volume series telescoping the pageant of American life, this book indexes 180 titles, with an emphasis on home and social life, amusements, education, city development, agriculture, industry, science and technology, politics, and personalities, including history and wars only briefly. As in previous volumes, women are emphasized. Most volumes indexed are from the last two decades.
Norma Olin Ireland (University of Akron; Western Reserve University Library School), a certified "genealogy researcher," has worked as a reference librarian in Ohio and California, directed the Ireland Book and Library Service with her late husband. She also managed the Ireland Indexing Service after his passing; done freelance indexing and research and taught reference work at the University of Southern California Library School. She has written columns for several magazines and newspapers and over 130 magazine articles.