OUR THANKS to Ron Campbell for linking us together and for his conscientious support. Our appreciation to Jere Calmes and Sharon Daloz Parks for their assistance with the initial proposal. Special thanks to Geoffrey Burn and his dynamic team at Stanford University Press: their enthusiasm, attention to detail, and collaborative genius. We are grateful for the help of Michele Potter and Denice Douglas with permissions. We would also like to acknowledge our astute agent, Rita Rosenkranz.
Robert Hoyk would like to acknowledge Eli Fernandez; anthony Parinello; Robert Daigneault; and his mother, Rosalyn heuck, for their encouragement, which set him on the path of writing.