This book was written during a study leave spent at the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge. The leave and the research were financed by the Arthur Andersen Foundation and Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Richard Barker, Sandra Dawson, Gishan Dissanaike, Geoff Meeks, Christopher Pratt, and Geoff Wittington all facilitated my visit and made it a very pleasant experience. At Cornell, Sheri Hastings kept my faxes flowing. Lynn Brown of the Johnson School library offered substantive assistance.
The copyeditor for Greenwood Publishing, Marlowe Bergendoff, did an outstanding job and I thank her.
Above all I want to thank the people at the University of Cambridge Library, especially Ann Toseland; Ann kept me supplied with film of the newspapers of 1929 to 1950, and did not complain of my repetitive requests. While the others are unnamed by me (unfortunately), their helpfulness is well remembered.
I also want to thank Burton Malkiel who offered a friendly intellectual challenge that led to this, my second, excursion into the past.