When I began searching for a photo of my father to use on the cover of the book, I came across this one. At the time, I had no idea where the photo had been taken. Then, by the miracle of the Internet, I discovered that this was an Associated Press photo. In paying for the right to use this photo on the cover of the book I also received this caption:
JIM VAUS STANDS OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA PRISON OF EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY WHERE HE HAS BEEN USING TWO TONS OF UNSCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT IN HIS CAMPAIGN TO CONVERT CONVICTS. 4/17/1958
Suddenly I realized what had been a mystery photo was actually documentation of one of the greatest turning points in my father's life. More on that in the book . . .