Atlas Shrugged (Paperback) - Rand, Ayn

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Philosophy meets fiction in a remarkable way. This is by far the most invigorating book I have read. It proclaims independence of thought, mind and self-reliance as a philosophy. The book is so engrossing, I couldn't put it down for a week. I would actually skip work early just to get home to read and immerse in Ayn Rand's polarized turbulent world. Very awesome, dynamic and thought provoking book. If you need motivation or are looking for the meaning of your life, read this book, you might just find it.

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by Tanya on 11/10/2002

Philosophy meets fiction in a remarkable way. This is by far the most invigorating book I have read. It proclaims independence of thought, mind and self-reliance as a philosophy. The book is so engrossing, I couldn't put it down for a week. I would actually skip work early just to get home to read and immerse in Ayn Rand's polarized turbulent world. Very awesome, dynamic and thought provoking book. If you need motivation or are looking for the meaning of your life, read this book, you might just find it. Read More

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Atlas Shrugged

by Cibby on 5/6/2013

Who am I to review Ayn Rand's classic novel when it so accurately describes so much of what is coming to pass. That she painted such an accurate picture is amazing, to say the least! I have begun to use characters and quotes from the book in my routine email and Twitter messages when I see that it is appropriate. I acquired the first two movies, and have watched them several times, along with my family. Can't wait for the third! My son intends to read the book after school's out for the summer. He'll be 16 soon. This is far more than a good novel, and should be required reading for all US citizens before they can vote and/or run for elective office. Read More

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The story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world--and did. This novel is the setting for the author's philosophy of Objectivism.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780451191144
SKU 30071945
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451191145
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1.7T
Author Info
Ayn Rand
Born Alisa Rosenbaum, Ayn Rand graduated from the University of Petrograd and immediately immigrated to the U.S., joining relatives in Chicago and then moving to Hollywood, where she hoped to write screenplays. She worked first as an extra in films, but eventually did begin to write. Most of her screenplays, like her novels, were fiercely anti-Communist, pro-capitalist diatribes. Her first successful novel, THE FOUNTAINHEAD (1945), was a bestseller; it was followed by ATLAS SHRUGGED. Both novels served as Rand's mouthpiece, articulating the philosophy known as Objectivism, which promotes "rational self-interest" and was wildly influential in the 1950s and 1960s. After ATLAS SHRUGGED, Rand stopped writing fiction, devoting the rest of her life to public speaking and works of philosophy. She was married for 50 years to Frank O'Connor, an actor; he died in 1979, when Rand (a lifelong chain smoker) was already suffering from lung cancer, which she died of in 1982, at 77.
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Annotation Rand's 1200-page novel is a hymn of praise to the concept of rugged individualism, personified in John Galt. This polemic for Rand's philosophy of "rational self-interest" has been a steady seller since it was published in 1957.
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Edition 0035
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 1075
Publisher Signet Book

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