Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9781101137192
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Release: 2005-04-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 946
ISBN: OCLC:1249952504
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? The answers to these questions become clear when the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book is uncovered. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, and a premier moral apologia for Capitalism.

Essays on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged

Essays on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Robert Mayhew
Pages: 532
ISBN: 0739136364
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Release: 2009-04-16
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While the fiction of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand is extremely popular and enduring, little has been written on it so far. This book consists of essays, most of which are new, by top Rand scholars on Atlas Shrugged, her magnum opus. The essays deal with historical, literary, and philosophical topics, surpassing related writings in breadth and depth of analysis. The historical essays cover the writing of Atlas Shrugged, its publication history, and its reception. The literary essays cover analysis of the novel's plot, theme, and characterization; comparisons with other works, such as the novels of Hugo, Dostoyevsky, and Joyce; and the proper approach to adapting Atlas Shrugged to film. The philosophical essays cover a vast range of topics, including the place of Galt's speech in the novel, the role of the mind in human life, and the evil of non-objective law. Some of the essays make use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives.

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Edward W. Younkins
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781317176558
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Release: 2016-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since its publication in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, Atlas Shrugged is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of Atlas Shrugged's publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature. Contributions have been specially commissioned from a diversity of eminent scholars who admire and have been influenced by the book, the included essays analyzing the novel's integrating elements of theme, plot and characterization from many perspectives and from various levels of meaning.

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780544179752
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand's masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man's mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery. Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780143194620
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Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

A Christian Study Guide for Atlas Shrugged

A Christian Study Guide for Atlas Shrugged
Author: Dr. Judy Barrett
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781300864424
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Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When the righteous triumph, there is great elation, but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding." Prov. 28:12 (NIV) Atlas Shrugged is a controversial piece of literature, written by a former Russian citizen, Ayn Rand, warning us about the dangers of political thinking. This guide is designed to help understand the arguments presented and how they apply in a Christian context. Use it as an individual, as home schoolers, or in a group and explore what many believe to be a message for today.

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

Ayn Rand and the World She Made
Author: Anne C. Heller
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385529464
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Release: 2009-10-27
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand is best known as the author of the perennially bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Altogether, more than 12 million copies of the two novels have been sold in the United States. The books have attracted three generations of readers, shaped the foundation of the Libertarian movement, and influenced White House economic policies throughout the Reagan years and beyond. A passionate advocate of laissez-faire capitalism and individual rights, Rand remains a powerful force in the political perceptions of Americans today. Yet twenty-five years after her death, her readers know little about her life.In this seminal biography, Anne C. Heller traces the controversial author’s life from her childhood in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution to her years as a screenwriter in Hollywood, the publication of her blockbuster novels, and the rise and fall of the cult that formed around her in the 1950s and 1960s. Throughout, Heller reveals previously unknown facts about Rand’s history and looks at Rand with new research and a fresh perspective. Based on original research in Russia, dozens of interviews with Rand’s acquaintances and former acolytes, and previously unexamined archives of tapes and letters, AYN RAND AND THE WORLD SHE MADE is a comprehensive and eye-opening portrait of one of the most significant and improbable figures of the twentieth century.

So Who Is John Galt Anyway

So Who Is John Galt  Anyway
Author: Robert Tracinski
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1694291782
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Release: 2019-09-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand's masterwork, Atlas Shrugged, is a rich and complex novel with an intricate plot in which dozens of moving parts mesh together and many minor themes are woven in amongst the novel's big philosophical issues. This is a guide to the literary, historical, and philosophical significance of Atlas Shrugged, offering deeper insights for those who are new to the novel as well as new observations for longtime fans. Find out, for example, the real-life parallels to characters and events in Atlas Shrugged; how the novel's plot seems to be opposite from that of Ayn Rand's previous bestseller, The Fountainhead; what Ayn Rand has in common with the epic poets Homer and Hesiod; how Atlas Shrugged is both a historical novel and futuristic work of science fiction; how Ayn Rand was a philosopher in the tradition of the Enlightenment; why Atlas Shrugged is not a political novel; why all an Ayn Rand hero really wants is love; and the question posed in the title: the key to the mysterious figure of John Galt and the meaning of one of the most famous questions in literature, "Who is John Galt?"

Exploring Atlas Shrugged

Exploring Atlas Shrugged
Author: Edward W. Younkins
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781793636430
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Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Exploring Atlas Shrugged is a study and celebration of Ayn Rand’s monumental work of philosophy and literature. Younkins appreciates the significance of Atlas Shrugged in a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, and political science.

Quicklet on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged CliffNotes like Book Summary

Quicklet on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged  CliffNotes like Book Summary
Author: Jason Stewart
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9781614647812
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Release: 2011-12-20
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

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ABOUT THE BOOK It's not surprising that one of the of the twentieth century's most enduring and controversial figures, Ayn Rand, produced one of the twentieth century's most enduring and controversial books, Atlas Shrugged. In the novel's fifty-plus years of existence, Atlas Shrugged has been both lauded and vilified, credited with creating a new paradigm of social and political thought by supporters and denounced by detractors as a re-hashed, reactionary appeal to selfishness and greed. Rand, in the course of her life as a writer, intellectual and political theorist, embraced all of these labels, whether from critic or supporter alike. Fittingly, her novel is infused with the same elusive qualities. Whether loved or hated, it is because of this clash of ideas that Atlas Shrugged has endured to take its place with the important novels of the last century. MEET THE AUTHOR Jason Stewart is San Francisco area public relations/marketing professional with degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion. He writes two semi-regular blogs at www.criticstudio.com. His short fiction has appeared on-line and in print and his first novel 'The Eyes of the Stars" will be released in late 2012. Follow him on: Twitter: @sabbathsoldierFacebook J. Malcolm Stewartemail jason@criticstudio.com

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 1168
ISBN: 0525948929
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Release: 2005
Editor: N A L
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Government leaders seeking control over all business become increasingly frantic as major industrial companies are being thrown into chaos following the sudden disappearance of their leaders.

Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand   Atlas Shrugged
Author: Charles River Editors
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1494224232
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Release: 2013-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

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*Includes a full length biography of Ayn Rand that examines her life, works, philosophy, and legacy. *Includes a primer on Atlas Shrugged that will quickly bring readers up to speed on the plot, characters, themes, symbols, and philosophy of Rand's classic novel. *Includes pictures of Rand and important people in her life. *Includes many of Rand's most famous quotes from Atlas Shrugged and other works. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” – Ayn Rand Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to Jewish parents on February 2, 1905 as Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, and she lived through the turbulence and transformation of early 20th century Russia. Her first exposure to reading came after she taught herself how to read at age six, and she decided at nine years old to become a writer after a chance encounter with the books of Victor Hugo, the writer she admired most. The seminal events in the young would-be writer's life came just a few years later, when she witnessed firsthand the Bolshevik Revolution and the ultimate Communist victory as a teenager. Rand's experience with the maelstrom of this revolutionary zeal and cultural breakdown greatly contributed toward the formation of Rand's philosophy of objectivism, individualism and anti-religious ideas. During her last year of high school, she was introduced to the history of the United States and immediately decided to make America her model of what an ideal society should look like. Rand came to the United States as a young woman for a visit in 1925, and, as fate would have it, she never returned to Russia. In middle age, Rand continued trying to write in some capacity as a profession, but she had also formed her personal philosophy of integrating ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sexuality into what came to be called Objectivism, or as she called it, “a philosophy for living on earth.” Rand began writing Atlas Shrugged, her enormous three part major novel, each with ten chapters, in 1946. Nearly 10 years after it was begun she finished what ultimately became her greatest achievement, and she poignantly dramatized her unique philosophy. Though Atlas Shrugged had been a popular title when Ayn Rand published it in 1957, it's quite possible that the only reference to it that many Americans heard before 2009 came from the hit series Mad Men. However, this staple of conservative and libertarian reader took on new life as the new Obama Administration sought to use government resources to fix financial problems. In 2009, with the global economy hemorrhaging jobs, and Western governments pouring hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer money to “bail out” troubled financial firms and large companies, frustrated people and political analysts turned to a book written over 50 years earlier as a guide out of the abyss. Conservative politicians like Ron Paul (who named his son after Rand) and commentators like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh publicly praised Rand and her works, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas labeled Atlas Shrugged one of his favorite novels. By January 2009, one article in the Wall Street Journal was titled, “"Atlas Shrugged From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years". Over the last few years, Rand has become a household name and her works have seen their sales spike. Rand and her work are now some of the most influential and relevant works in America today. Ayn Rand & Atlas Shrugged chronicles the life, ideology and writings of the most famous Libertarian writer, and it examines her seminal book in detail. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Ayn Rand and her magnum opus like you never have before.

THE AGE of RAND

THE AGE of RAND
Author: Frederick Cookinham
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9780595798544
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Release: 2005-06-02
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Do I think that Objectivism will be the philosophy of the future? I would say yes, but "-Ayn Rand to Playboy Magazine, 1964. "My views will probably be the norm in the future, but not right now."-Ayn Rand to Johnny Carson, 1967. Will they? The Age of Rand describes what Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, will mean in practice-for good and ill. Rand expressed her controversial ideas in her best-selling novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Every year, more commentators debate those ideas, often heatedly. Frederick Cookinham asks questions no author has asked before: Would Objectivists destroy the environment in favor of rampant development? Why will Objectivist civilization be built on the oceans and in space? Is Objectivism a "Nietzschean Superman" philosophy? Ayn Rand often said, "Check your premises, and watch your implications!" Explore, in The Age of Rand, the astounding implications of this fast-growing and provocative new system of ideas. Some philosophy will dominate this new century-be prepared if it turns out to be Ayn Rand's. "Frederick Cookinham has written something of great worth to thousands who have been affected by Rand's work."-Andrea Millen Rich, Laissez Faire Books.

Mean Girl

Mean Girl
Author: Lisa Duggan
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780520967793
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand’s complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure endured beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mainstream figures, especially those on the political right from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girlfollows Rand’s trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War and traces her posthumous appeal and the influence of her novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes. Outlining the impact of Rand’s philosophy of selfishness, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present.

Bitcoin Ayn Rand was wrong Atlas never shrugged A 50 year old dream

Bitcoin  Ayn Rand was wrong  Atlas never shrugged  A 50 year old dream
Author: SAADETTİN KONUKSEVEN,TUNA ÖZEN
Pages: 155
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Saadettin Konukseven
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, all the people who work, contribute and produce start disappearing one by one as a result of the government attempting to take over all lines of work. These people are convinced to disappear by a man called John Galt. The whole country asks the same question, which also happens to be the motto for the book: “Who is John Galt?” Due to Bitcoin becoming so well-known and having regular appearances on headlines, everyone started looking for the creator of Bitcoin, who is still a mystery. Just like Atlas Shrugged, a similar question gnawed at the minds of people and made headlines: “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?” Why did we start with such a prologue? Because you cannot understand Bitcoin without reading Ayn Rand and understanding Friedrich Hayek. Because every revolution has an ideal foundation. Even though Bitcoin is a software revolution, it is also an ideal one. A revolution with roots reaching to the first days of humanity. A revolution that will take humans back to their essence. A revolution that may bring "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal", as Ayn Rand calls it. Bitcoin is a revolution against all third parties whom we believe to be trustworthy. It is a revolution against governments, banks, land registry offices, notaries and all intermediaries. It may very well be the foundation of a new world where only those who produce will rise, where borders will disappear; the utopia founded by John Galt for the hard-working people. The media did not say that a revolution has happened when the French Revolution occurred in 1789. People didn't start thinking, “the concept of nation state is born and a new era has begun.” Only after 100-150 years it was understood that this movement was a revolution that marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Ayn Rand was wrong. Atlas never shrugged!

Who Is John Galt

Who Is John Galt
Author: Timothy Curry,Anthony Trifiletti
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1482654490
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Release: 2013-10
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In recent press articles and among the general public, there is a sense that Ayn Rand's monumental Atlas Shrugged is a prophetic work, accurately predicting the Great Recession and the path on which America's economy and society are set. But Atlas Shrugged is a difficult book to read. Many are daunted by its extreme length, Rand's prose style, interminable speeches where the action stops cold, the author's atheism, and the sexuality of its characters. Rand references economists and philosophers such as Smith, Mill, Marx, Nietzsche and Aristotle without attribution. As a result, much of Rand's message goes over the head of the average reader. This makes it difficult for the reader to understand the main point of Rand's book - precisely what is it that happens when Atlas shrugs, and how does a society change over the course of that event? Is it merely fiction, or is Atlas shrugging now? The purpose of this book is to simplify the reader's task in understanding what Rand is saying and the philosophical and economic sources she mined. With increased interest in Rand's book on the part of book clubs, reading circles, and now a three-part movie, this book will aid casual and serious readers, book clubs, high school and college classes, moviegoers, and home-schoolers to master Rand's work. There are 30 chapters, each one matched to the 30 chapters Rand utilized for Atlas Shrugged. Each chapter starts with a synopsis and detailed discussion of Rand's source material and the points she wishes to make. There may be one or more essays explaining arcane points of railroading, American society of the Fifties, or historical characters thinly disguised by Rand for the book. Rather than didactically draw open parallels to current events, each chapter closes with discussion topics posed to the reader, class or book club to encourage independent thought. This book will be an outstanding aid to comprehending one of the most discussed books of this era.

Anthem

Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9781613103654
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Release: 1946
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a future world, only one man dares to think, strive, and love as an individual in the midst of a paralyzing collective humanity.

Ayn Rand Nation

Ayn Rand Nation
Author: Gary Weiss
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781429950787
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Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirty years after her death in March 1982, Ayn Rand's ideas have never been more important. Unfettered capitalism, unregulated business, bare-bones government providing no social services, glorification of selfishness, disdain for Judeo-Christian morality—these are the tenets of Rand's harsh philosophy. In Ayn Rand Nation, Gary Weiss explores the people and institutions that remain under the spell of the Russian-born novelist. He provides new insights into Rand's inner circle in the last years of her life, with revelations of never-before-publicized predictions by Rand that still resonate today. Weiss charts Rand's infiltration of the Tea Party and Libertarian movements, and provides an inside look at the radical belief system that has exerted a powerful influence on the Republican Party and its presidential candidates. It's a fascinating cast of characters that ranges from Glenn Beck to Oliver Stone, and includes Rand's most influential disciple, Alan Greenspan. Weiss describes in penetrating detail how Greenspan became a stalking horse for Rand—slashing and burning regulations with ideological zeal, and then seeking to conceal her influence on his life and thinking. Lastly, Weiss provides a strategy for a renewed national dialogue, an embrace of the nation's core values that is needed to deal with Rand's pervasive grip on society. From The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged to Rand's lesser-known and misunderstood nonfiction books, Gary Weiss examines the impact of Rand's thinking across our society.

The Virtue of Selfishness

The Virtue of Selfishness
Author: Ayn Rand,Nathaniel Branden
Pages: 173
ISBN: 0451163931
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Release: 1964
Editor: Signet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society. More than 1.3 million copies sold!