First, I'd like to acknowledge the groundbreaking work of authors such as Paul Boller, Greg Mitchell, Dan Carter, Shelley Ross, Larry Sabato, and Kathleen Hall-Jamieson. They help to blaze a trail for the rest of us and inspire us to look at politics and history in new ways.
I'd also like to thank the many librarians, archivists, and others who helped me obtain the images in the book. Specifically, John Anderson of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Ken Tilley of the Alabama State Archives, Heather Moore of the U.S. Senate Historical Office, Bert Altman of the Claude Pepper Museum, and Joanne Nestor of the New Jersey State Archives were a tremendous help. I should also thank the archivists at the Library of Congress for maintaining and making available their national treasures of historic photographs and images.
A big thank you to Hilary Claggett of Praeger Publishers, who believed in this project and helped bring it to fruition.
Finally, I'd like to thank several of my students who were instrumental in helping me locate and obtain photos, including Christy Allen, Brad Klaus, Liz Pierson, and Courtney Henderson.