Atlas Shrugged (Paperback) - Rand, Ayn

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Wow. Even the most selfish teenager would be put off by what Ms. Rand advocates. The only one worthy of interest is yourself. Wow. Interestingly enough, she wasn't so independent when she claimed her Social Security and Medicare.

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This novel is a fabulous commentary on what is happening in our country today although it was written more than fifty years ago.It is easily the most influential book I have ever read and I am almost seventy years old. Liberals will naturally hate the ideas put forth by Ayn Rand in this masterpece because those ideas expose the folly of liberalism. I highly recommend this book to any truly thinking individual.

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Adolescent drivel

by KK on 4/29/2011

Wow. Even the most selfish teenager would be put off by what Ms. Rand advocates. The only one worthy of interest is yourself. Wow. Interestingly enough, she wasn't so independent when she claimed her Social Security and Medicare. Read More

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Classic thought provoking novel

by RL on 4/29/2011

Ayn Rand wrote this novel back in the 1950's when the flames of classical liberalism & individualism had all but expired. One of 3 women (along with Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson) who refused to go along with the status quo of that time. The temptation now is to go see the movie version that was recently released. But how many books have you read where the movie just doesn't quite do the book justice? This is one that deserves to be read first. You will be glad you did. Read More

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At last, Ayn Rand's masterpiece is available to her millions of loyal readers in trade paperback.

"Atlas Shrugged" is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas Shrugged" stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder - and rebirth - of man's spirit.

In 1991 Atlas Shrugged was ranked the "second most influential book for Americans today" after the Bible, according to a joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780452011878
SKU 30497201
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0452011876
Release Date 8/1/1999
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.
Editors Note The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as an heroic being. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0035
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 1168
Publisher Plume Books

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