was the case with the first edition, I had the great fortune to work with
a highly talented, knowledgeable, and always good-humored editor, Sabra
“Preface,” Governing by Consent: An Introduction to American Politics,
by John F. Bibby (CQ Press)
folks at CQ also gave me the best editor they could have chosen, Sabra
Bissette Ledent. A North Carolinian living in Quebec, Sabra brought just
the right touch of humor and background to the project. She organized and
reorganized my random collection of facts into a coherent whole, spotted
and filled dozens of omissions, and mercilessly kept me going until we
had both achieved a work we could be proud of. My special thanks to Sabra.
“Preface,” Speaking of Washington: Facts, Firsts, and Folklore,
by John L. Moore (CQ Press)
thanks are also due to two individuals who have made extraordinary contributions
to this edition: . . . and Sabra Bissette Ledent, whose meticulous attention
to detail, skillful editing, mastery of prose, and diplomatic talent in
managing two coauthors with sometimes different views contributed enormously
to the organization, substance, and readability of this edition.
“Preface,” American Foreign Policy Since World War II, 13th ed.,
by John Spanier and Steven W. Hook (CQ Press)
We are deeply grateful . . . to copyeditor Sabra Bissette Ledent, whose involvement in any book is a surefire guarantee that it will be well and clearly written.
-- “Preface,” Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson