"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
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
"One evening in late January of 1969, the lead story on the Huntley-Brinkley Report was the death of Dr. Robert D. Spencer, also known as the 'Angel of Ashland.' It was reported that Spencer had performed 100,000 abortions during his medical career, which spanned over half a century, from the 1920s to that day. All this occurred in the sleepy little coal-mining town of Ashland, Pennsylvania." "Mesmerized by the news story, then college student Vincent J. Genovese, who was himself raised in Minersville, a similar mining town not more than ten miles from Ashland, began a quest to find out more about Spencer. The result is The Angel of Ashland, the biography of a courageous and principled doctor."
A link to the book plug is carried throughout the Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society's site. Surprising the society hasn't been called on this. They do offer an e-mail address for readers who might choose to.