* Many heart-felt thanks to
all those who patiently offered guidance and information across
great distances, both physically and culturally, without which
this book would not have been possible.
To Dennis Briefer, Byron
Belitsos, Maria C. Gonzalez, Frank Riccardi, Jamie Hunter,
Robert LoBuono and my family, and others who helped me move this
study along or critiqued early drafts, thank you for your
understanding and support.