In the preparation of a book, the main focus of intellectual attention is centered on substantive concerns. The administrative and secretarial support functions are invariably taken for granted. Special thanks are due to those unsung heroes who provided us with diligent assistance during the preparation of this book. These include Geeta Kudva, Linda Cossen, and Jean Quaranta of Hofstra University. Appreciation is also extended to Marilyn Gallo Gould and Pauline Travis.