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Newsweek 29 Mar. 1982: Cover. Print.
Stephen Jay Gould was featured on the cover of Newsweek on March 29, 1982 to promote his revolutionary theories in evolutionary biology.

“The Creation Myths of Cooperstown” By Stephen Jay Gould (1989)

Stephen Jay Gould was one of the most famous American paleontologists, evolutionary biologists and science essayists in the second half of the twentieth century. He was born in 1941 in Queens, New York, and died of cancer in 2002 in Manhattan, at the age of sixty. His father was a court stenographer and his mother was an artist. Gould developed …

William H. Gass, Credit: New York Times

“And” by William H. Gass (1984)

William H. Gass is both a fiction and nonfiction writer who is very well-known for his essays. Born in 1924 in North Dakota and raised in Ohio, Gass served in WWII in the Navy and received his PhD in Philosophy. He taught philosophy at Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis.

He has written six books of fiction and …