The completion of this book was made possible through the generous contributions of many individuals and several institutions. I wish to thank the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute for fellowship assistance that enabled me to devote an entire year to my work. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy also provided substantial financial support over several years.
The early drafts of this work benefited from the careful editing and constructive criticism of my mother, Eleanor Hulme, who often labored under intense pressure from her overly demanding "boss." My father, Derick Hulme, Sr., my brother, Robin Hulme, Bob Patten, Bob Smith, and John Kosbuth all "came through" during some rather trying times, and indeed enabled the book to reach its final stages.
Helen Strovers exercised great care in supervising the physical preparation of the completed text, notes, and index, while Darlene Day, Melissa Schmied, Karen Palmer, John Baldridge, and LeAnn Dahm did much of the "dirty work." My wife, Diana Hulme, provided invaluable assistance in smoothing out the many awkward passages and in forcing me to clarify my arguments. My dear wife also joyfully sacrificed her new husband to the task at hand and made its completion all the more rewarding. Finally, I wish to thank my editors at Praeger, Mary Glenn and Bert Yaeger, for having confidence in this project and seeing it through to its completion.