Many people helped us in the long process of putting this book together,
sharing their appreciation and passion for the City of Kings. Jorge Bayona,
now a PhD student at the University of Washington, proved to be an out-
standing translator and thoughtful collaborator. From the beginning, José
Ragas and Aldo Panﬁchi provided suggestions and aided with various
trámites. We could not have done this without the excellent team at Duke
University Press. Many thanks to Gisela Fosado, Miriam Angress, Jesús Hi-
dalgo Campos, Farren Yero, Christi Stanforth, Liz Smith, and the rest of the
Duke University Press team.
Dozens of people answered our queries about documents and images.
We cannot name them all, but we want to mention (in alphabetical order)
Renzo Aroni, Nino Bariola, Andrés Chirinos, Fidel Dolorier, Mary Domín-
guez, Nicanor Domínguez, Rafael Dumett, Juan Carlos Estenssoro, Iván
Hinojosa, Fernando López, Natalia Majluf, Sara Mateos, Ubaldo Mendoza,
Lucía Muñoz- Nájar, José de la Puente, Marlene Polo, Carlos Ramos, Ricardo
Ramos- Tremolada, Cecilia Rivera, Roberto Rizo, Cecilia Ruiz, Ximena
Salazar, Alejandro Susti, Eduardo Toche, Víctor Vich, and Marco Zileri.
Many of the authors helped us gain the rights or answered questions
about their texts. We won’t list them, but we hope that their presence in
the book is suﬃcient gratitude. We strongly believed in the need to have
images accompanying the texts, and we want to thank the following people
for helping us assemble a wonderful set of photos and other images: Max
Cabello, Fidel Carrillo, Rosario Casquero, Angel Enrique Colunge Rosales,
Juan Gargurevich, Enrique Fernando Inga de la Cruz, Hans Kruse, Víctor
Liza, the late José Matos Mar, Evelyn Merino- Reyna, Ken Mills, Adrián Por-
tugal, Molly Roy, Herman Schwarz, Vladimir Velásquez, and Carlos Zeva-
Finally, we want to thank our wives, who coined the term “Lima Reader
widows.” Gracias, otra vez, Mirtha y Zoila.