First, I'd like to thank Georgette Beatty. Thanks also to Vicki Adang for all of her fine editing and to all of the fine folks in Composition and Graphics for making this book and all of my charts and graphs look great! Thanks also to everyone else who contributed to getting this book done well and on time.
And last but not least, a tip of my cap to the fine lot of technical reviewers who helped to ensure that I didn't write something that wasn't quite right. For the 5th edition, this important job was well handled by Don Luskin of TrendMacro.