Over the last three years, as Bull Run evolved from an undeveloped set of ideas into a finished book, many people at a variety of institutions have patiently endured my frequents runs of bull.
My agent, Sloan Harris, of ICM, helped shape my proposal, and prodded me to pursue it into a new and more incisive direction. I am grateful for his patience and counsel, and for the aid of his assistant, Teri Steinberg.
At PublicAffairs, Geoff Shandler and Peter Osnos decided to take a chance on this book. Geoff's gentle yet insistent editing has improved the manuscript in ways too numerous to count. Managing Editor Robert Kimzey expertly shepherded the project to completion,