Istanbul Intrigues » Acknowledgments
I owe a great debt to a large number of people for their time and unselfish assistance.
I would particularly like to thank Professor Yehuda Bauer for his scholarly generosity in our exchanges of information on the Dogwood and Hungary stories contained in Chapters 11 and 12. The staff of the National Archives’ Modern Military and Diplomatic branches and of the Washington National Records Center, particularly John Taylor, Larry MacDonald, Bill Lewis, and George Chalou, were most helpful in dealing with dozens of my inquiries. Many historians have benefited from their commitment to public service and their dedication to the creation of an accurate history of these events.
A number of people made useful suggestions. Among those who were so kind as to assist this project were Christopher Andrew, Fritz Arndt, Bilge Criss, Ann and Bill Edmonds, Charles Fenyvesi, Talat Halman, Eve Jacobson, David Kahn, Bruce Kuniholm, Heath Lowry, Lanning Macfarland Jr., Robert Minor, Darnel Newberry, Dalia Ofer, Dan Rustow, Philip Stoddard, and Aladar Szegedy.
Proficiency in many languages was necessary in researching this
book. Among those who assisted were Rozella Dillon on Czech sources, Lizou Fenyvesi on Hungarian, Anita Mallinckrodt on German, Maya Latynski on Polish, and Anat Lapidot on Hebrew. Additional archival research was done by Sibel Irzik in the Burton Berry papers and Petra Marquardt in German-language records. I would also like to thank Mrs. Rose Vali for permission to quote from her husband’s unpublished memoirs. The help of my editor, Dan Weaver, is very much appreciated.
I decided that the use of footnotes would take up too much space and be of limited interest. I want to stress, however, that the book is based on primary source material and depends heavily on a careful reading of State Department, OSS; U. S. military intelligence, and British Foreign Office records, as well as on interviews, memoirs, and contemporary accounts.
For the new edition of this book, I want to thank Kemal Kirisci for his assistance. Cameron Brown managed the transfer of the manuscript to a new format and devoted a great deal of work to producing a proper text.