Many individuals made this book possible, directly and indirectly. In particular, we want to thank:

  • Addison-Wesley executive editor Mary O'Brien; editors Alicia Carey, Mariann Kourafas, and Stacie Parillo; production editor Melissa Panagos; and copyeditor Jill Hobbs.

Our first complete draft was completed one year ago. Then, when we were about to send it out for the final review, our laptop was stolen in a hotel breakfast area, together with the backup CD. Without a hard copy of the draft, we decided to start all over again. Stacie sent us the original draft of several chapters that she had, and Mary gave us time to recover the loss. Together, they encouraged us to finish the book.

We learned a hard lesson.

  • Our reviewers:

    • Capers Jones ...

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