The facts and personalities I mentioned in this work have been known to me from college and from the daily news media. I was never a philosophy or theology students. As far as the Soviet or Russian policies were concerned, I learned them mostly in the Ukrainian Underground. Later I collected information from former Soviet witnesses who, after World War II, lived in many countries of Western Europe. But the most helpful to me was the Internet. I could verify in it names and facts I wrote about. Finally, the roots of this book came from my memoir The Winding Path to Freedom.com

My greatest gratitude to Major General Nicholas Krawciw, U.S. Army, retired, for helping me clarify the content and for reediting many sections of this work.