This book has been improved immeasurably by the developmental guidance of my wonderful editor, Ellen Kadin, who helped me take the manuscript from a rough twenty-page proposal and some software to this completed tome. Along the way, the manuscript had valuable input from William Helms III, Ellen's editorial assistant and right-hand man, and Debbie Posner, the copyeditor-slash-martinet who wrestled with all the particulars. This is a better book because of all of their efforts. Thank you.
Thanks also to the associate editor, Mike Sivilli, and all the hard-working people who got this book to the printer on time.