The author wishes sincerely to thank the many individuals who kindly assisted him in researching, writing, and critiquing this book. They include Alex Roland, Michael McVaugh, Sy Mauskopf, John Kasson, Peter Filene, William Trimble, Steven Niven, William E. Leuchtenberg, Dana Raymond, John Hepp IV, Stephen Pemberton, Molly Rozum, Larry Wright, Michele Strong, Patrick Sayre, Mary Jane Aldrich-Moodie, David Wunsch, Charles Ritterhouse, Mischa Schwartz, Laura Moore, Anne Langley, Chuck Alley, Robert J. Brugger, Josh Tong, Donna Halper, Harry Maynard, Janice Wright, Linda Schoener, Susan Douglas, Kristen Haring, Brian MacDonald, Houston Stokes, Hans Buhl, David Burke, and James Hoogerwerf, and Richard Boyle.
The Mellon Foundation, the IEEE History Center, and the Society for the History of Technology provided funding for this research project. Karen Maucher, Robert Guy, Marco Greco, and David West helped the author obtain housing while doing research in New York City.
The author also acknowledges the invaluable service provided by Alex Magoun, of the David Sarnoff Library, as well as the librarians at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University, and the Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. Thanks also to the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library for allowing the use of material from the Edwin Howard Armstrong Papers.