I would like to thank the many people in the electricity supply industries and their suppliers who have helped me over the years, providing information and arranging site visits around the world. In particular I thank the three people who have reviewed my manuscript and for their valuable comments.

Dick Foster Pegg was born in the United Kingdom and served an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce at the time of their early gas turbine models, before emigrating to the United States where he worked for Bechtel Corporation on power plant design. Later he joined Westinghouse to work on gas turbine research and development in Pennsylvania.

Louis Codogno was Managing Director of the Energy Division of Cockerill Mechanical Industries until ...

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