Academic journal article McNair Papers

Acknowledgments

Academic journal article McNair Papers

Acknowledgments

Article excerpt

I was most fortunate to be assisted by many people while writing this account of World War II U.S. Industrial Mobilization. Five people in particular stand out. Dr. Gary E. Weir of the Naval Historical Center provided very wise counsel. Mr. Terrance J. Gough of the Army's Center of Military History was especially supportive in his analysis of all of the drafts, continually broadening my research anti making me reevaluate my inquiry. I also received essential help from Ms. Sarah Mikel's ace reference librarian, Rosemary Marlowe-Dziuk, of the National Defense University Library. Ms. Marlowe-Dziuk has that indispensable quality common only to great librarians--curiosity. All my research problems became hers. I also owe a debt of gratitude--as even the most casual reader will notice--to the graphics office at the National Defense University. Don Barry and Alex Contreras assigned Ms. Nancy Bressi to assist me in developing the visual aids in this numbers-reliant essay. Ms. Bressi has the soul of an artist and the temperament of Job. My chief adviser in this effort was Mr. Thomas Candon, a young graduate student wise and mature beyond his years. Mr. Candon read and critiqued every draft and checked all the data displayed in the numerous charts. Without Mr. Candon's wise advice and assistance, this treatise would have been markedly inferior.

Of course, I bear responsibility for all errors of fact and judgment--probably arising because I failed Io heed the sage advice of Dr. …

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