About the Author
Allen A. Sweet received his doctorate in electrical engineering and physics from Cornell University, as well as a BTS from the Episcopal Diocese of California's School for Deacons. He has written two previous books. C. Frances Sweet received a BA in social science from San Francisco State University and a BTS from the Episcopal Diocese of California's School for Deacons. Ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1991, she has served many parishes and hospitals in Southern California and in the San Francisco Bay area. Fran is married to Allen, and together they have seven grown children and one grandchild. Born in Germany and a farmhand by trade, Fritz Jaensch holds a BA and MA in history. He is the translator of Siberia and Northwestern America, 1788-1792.