The Tsunami Chronicles involved muchmore of a team effort than might otherwise be imagined. It would not, for instance,have been possible without the contributions of the many thousands who workedon the Aceh recovery program, especially those I worked with directly. Individuallyand collectively, all added to my knowledge of the subject, some informally andothers through structured interviews. I thank all for their many insights, especiallythose who took the time to comment on the early manuscript. Among them was mywife, Beverley, whose patience and support made it possible for me to help Acehrecover from the 2004 tsunami and then write this lengthy series about it.