Robert A. Rees has taught literature and humanities for over forty years at UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, and elsewhere. At UCLA he was also Assistant Dean of Fine Arts, Director of Continuing Education in Arts and Humanities, and Director of the UCLA-Cambridge and UCLA-Royal College of Arts Programs. He was a Fulbright Professor of American Studies in Lithuania, which included lecturing at universities throughout the Baltic States. Currently he is Director of Education and Humanities at the Institute of Heart Math in Boulder Creek, California, for whom he lectures and conducts workshops at conferences and symposia. He is the author or editor ofFifteen American Authors before 1900;Washington Irving s The Adventures of Captain Bonneville; and Proving Contraries: A Collection of Writings in Honor of Eugene England. He has produced two documentary films, The Golden Angel over the City and Spires to the Sun: Rodia s Towers in Watts, shown on public television here and abroad. Eugene England, the late Professor of English at Brigham Young University, died in 2001 before completing theReader s Book of Mormonproject, which he initiated. He was a co-founder ofDialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, author of six books (seeMaking Peace), editor of seven anthologies, and a contributor to sixteen volumes. He published some 150 articles in professional journals and magazines during his lifetime. He received his Ph.D. at Stanford University and taught at St. Olaf College in Minnesota before joining the faculty at Brigham Young University. At BYU, where he taught for two decades, he was alternately chair of the Department of English, director of the Honors Program, and director of the Theater Study Abroad program. After retiring from BYU in 1998, he joined the faculty at Utah Valley State in Orem, Utah, as a Writer-in-Residence, where he helped initiate a Mormon Studies program. In 2001 he was diagnosed with brain cancer and died August 17."