This book would never have made it to paper without
the help of my wife Antoinette Dean Martin. Known to her fans as “Teaky,”
she has been a writer all her life. She is one English major who has put
her Wellesley schooling to good use. Today she writes newspaper stories
in North Florida where we live.
We have spent years on this book and are on our
second computer. “Teaky” has suggested, corrected, edited, and
encouraged me all through the years. She has helped me do research and
has taken notes during some of the interviews. She also allowed me to
travel to distant places to visit with many of the fliers and others
mentioned in this book. If she was bored with all the visits, or the
Hall of Fame and Memorial dedications we have attended over the years,
she never told me. For all this I thank her.