I am so happy to be able to present this beautiful and quintessentially Santa Cruz book to you. I never knew Alan Chadwick, but back in the distant days when I was a student at UCSC, I definitely lived in the wake of his time there. Teachers and friends spoke of him familiarly, with both affection and some astonishment. He was a Shakespearean actor who also happened to have a genius for gardening. Paul Lee is the perfect person to tell us this history, which is not about the institution of the university, but of the vitality that lived there for a time, almost in spite of it.