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ISBN#9780451191144
BIB ID#1453797
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Atlas shrugged

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Publisher
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Signet, 1996, c1992.
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Description
1079 p. ; 18 cm.
Summary
Includes Reader's guide, p. 1071-1079. New introduction by Leonard Peikoff. Non-contradiction -- The theme -- The chain -- The top and the bottom -- The immovable movers -- The climax of the D'Anconias -- The non-commercial -- The exploiters and the exploited -- The John Galt line -- The sacred and the profane -- Wyatt's torch -- Either-or -- The man who belonged on earth -- The aristocracy of pull -- White blackmail -- The sanction of the victim -- Account overdrawn -- Miracle metal -- The moratorium on brains -- By our love -- The face without pain or fear of guilt -- The sign of the dollar -- A is A -- Atlantis -- The utopia of greed -- Anti-greed -- Anti-life -- Their brothers' keepers -- The concerto of deliverance -- "This is John Galt speaking" -- The egoist -- The generator -- In the name of the best within us. 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 enemys but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers 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 remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  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.

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.

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