July 23, 1930 Daniel McCracken, who wrote the first textbook on FORTRAN, was born. A student of mathematics and chemistry, McCracken started working in computers at General Electric in 1951, training workers in using the new technology. Based on this teaching experience, McCracken wrote several important computer programming textbooks, most notably A Guide to FORTRAN Programming in 1961.
Efficient FORTRAN Programming (Wiley Professional Computing) by Anton Kruger. This book shows how to program for efficiency and explains that even simple alterations to existing programs can lead to dramatic reductions in execution time. http://search.lib.uiowa.edu/01IOWA:default_scope:01IOWA_ALMA21300559710002771