What follows is a modest attempt to express my deepest gratitude those who have helped with this book and related historical research. Linda Burton, Ben Kovarik, and Nick Kovarik kept the coffee coming and helped me box the compass of issues when I would get lost in the mass of details. Other Kovariks also deserve mention: David, Karen, Daniel, Kitty, Ken, Lisa, and Kim and Andy Acres.
I owe too many friends and colleagues too much to name them all here, but among them are: Moira Baker, Maurine Beasley, Perry Beeman, Hal Bernton, Steven Berry, Venise Berry, Roger Blanchard, Judy Bonds, Chris Bowman, Cabell Brand, James Bruggers, Jeff Burnside, Benji Burrell, Theresa Burriss, Helen Caldicott, Tom Carmichael, John Carter, Saul Chernos, Reese Cleghorn, Lee Daniels, Joe Davis, Lynn Davis, Rob Davis, Jeff Deal, Peter Dykstra, Tricia Easterling, Bill Eby, William Emerson, Mark Ethridge, Michael Evans, Peter Fairley, Keith Ferrell, Fred First, Douglas Fischer, Jon Franklin, Christy George, Larry Gibson, Steve Goldstein, Jamie Goodman, Jim and Laurie Grunig, George Guess, Maria Gunnoe, Janet Hahn, Chris Harrell, Stuart Harrell, Wess Harris, Katherine Hawkins, Pauli Hayes, Vince Hazelton, Tom Henry, Mary Anne Hitt, Cheryl Hogue, William Holmberg, Don Hopey, John Hopkins, Cathy Jackson, Steve Jackson, Taryn Jackson, Tim Jackson, Marsha Johnstone, William Johnstone, Myrl Jones, Detjan Jontes, Steve Kahl, Twange Kasoma, Leigh Ann Kelly, Jamie Kitman, Lenny Kohm, Dianne Kopec, Roland Lazenby, Jay Letto, Francesca Lyman, Mike Mansur, Glen Martin, Robert McClure, Pete Meyers, Cindy Miller, Carlton Minter, Nancy Minter, Sam Minner, Jim Motavalli, Stephen Mulkey, Rita Nardy, Mark Neuzil, Sharon Oosterhook, Paul Pallante, Beth Parke, Chris Rigel, Sam Riley, Mara Robbins, Ann Mary Roberts, Judith Robinson, Jamie Ross, Craig Saunders, Mark Schleifstein, Keith Schneider, Roland Schnell, Debra Schwarz, Fred Singer, Scott Sklar, Dan Smith, Luke Staengl, Joe Staniunis, Bob Stepno, Rick Stevens, Peter Thompson, Greg Tovar, Suzanna Tovar, Pam Trent, Robert Trent, Phyllis Turk, Alice Walker, Jeff Walker, Bud Ward, Ken Ward, Christian Warren, Elizabeth Warriner, Matt Wasson, Tim Wheeler, Carolyn Whetzel, Dale Willman, Mary Wise, Nick Witheford, Roger Witherspoon, and Lynn Zoch.
Special thanks to Astrid Blome of the Gutenberg museum; John Bowles of the Selu Conservancy; Ivanka Knezevic at the University of Toronto; Roland Lazenby; sports book author; Sandro Berra of Fondazione Tipoteca Italiana; and Barbara Valotti at the Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi.
Finally, much of this publication would not have been possible without the efforts of countless people in the community of scholars who are making a daily effort to place vital information on the World Wide Web. That sense of community fosters hope for the future of an emerging global culture.