It is important to recognize the support of my wife, Elaine Malinowski Fredendall, who has been amazingly tolerant of my sitting at a computer typing instead of helping her with the housework. I also want to recognize the support of my two children, Susan Malinowski-Fredendall and Joseph Dean Fredendall. Finally, I want to recognize the great patience and perseverance of my coauthor, Matthias Thürer, who ensured that this book was actually completed.

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