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Cover Art derived from “Tree-Man” by Hieronymus Bosch
A number of friends and colleagues have helped me write this book.
I’m particularly grateful to members of my writing group who reviewed and early draft and offered valued critiques: David Anderson, Frances Lumbers, Elizabeth Raby, Pat Sharpe, and Carol Smock.
I’m also indebted to Sally Drumm, Editor and Publisher of MilSpeak Books, and President of MilSpeak Foundation, for her inspiration, encouragement, and enthusiasm on behalf of my writing efforts.