"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Did you know Thomas Jefferson asked Lewis & Clark to scour the West for mastodons? It was felt the great beasts would demonstrate the extraordinariness of New World fauna to the snooty French.
Historian Paul Semonin describes how the mastodon, or American incognitum, became a symbol of national identity. (The Great American Incognitum is my idea of a national symbol. Would make a pretty good name for a blog, too.)