I’d like to think that Descent from the Hill is truly, as has been critically proclaimed, a “profound and deeply moving saga of the post world war II baby boom generation”, of which I am a member. I never expected that it would cover 29 years of history and incorporate events that shape the lives of the characters I created. But that’s what happened. In the course of the novel, baby boomers can follow what happened in the lives of fictional characters and compare their experiences during those tumultuous years. For those that are not in our age group, I hope this work will educate and at the same time stimulate them to learn more about events of that era so as to fully appreciate where we are now and how we got here.