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ISBN13: 9780451191144
ISBN10: 0451191145
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Ayn Rand's epochal novel, first published in 1957, has been a bestseller for more than four decades as well as an intellectual landmark. It is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world — and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies but against those who needed him most — and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world's motor — and the motive power of every man?

Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life — from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy...to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction...to the philosopher who becomes a pirate...to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad...to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's masterpiece. It is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.

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"Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is a celebration of life and happiness. Justice is unrelenting. Creative individuals and undeviating purpose and rationality achieve joy and fulfillment. Parasites who persistently avoid either purpose or reason perish as they should." Alan Greenspan

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The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as an heroic being.

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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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bobaloo, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by bobaloo)
This book is so prophetic. I defy anyone to read this book and not see the parallels in today's world. It is exactly what the current administration is doing to this country. Should be required reading at some point in EVERY student's curriculum.
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Sandra Tucker, January 12, 2012 (view all comments by Sandra Tucker)
The way this novel was written made it feel real. It was like being home. I want to aspire to be like the business men and women in this novel. I want to be able to run my own company and have the common sense to make our country improve.
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chefmelto, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by chefmelto)
Holy Cow! Ayn Rand was ahead of her time. The plot and characters have been seemingly plucked from her future. We're living much of the scenario Ms. Rand puts forth. I have found myself alternately cheering and frustrated with the situations her protagonists find themselves in.
Dagny and Hank struggle to maintain what they believe to be the integrity of a capitalist system shunned by the current administration of a country which is seeking to level the playing field for all currently living within its jurisdiction and without. Over a period of time, they come to the realization that they are enabling the slow death of everything they've striven to create.
There are many parallels between the era Ms. Rand writes about and our own. I have found it fascinating drawing the connections between our time and hers. Wonderful and enlightening book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451191144
Author:
Rand, Ayn
Publisher:
Signet Book
Introduction by:
Peikoff, Leonard
Introduction:
Peikoff, Leonard
Author:
Peikoff, Leonard
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Objectivity
Subject:
Egoism
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Objectivism
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
441c
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1088
Dimensions:
6.91x4.20x1.75 in. 1.08 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 1088 pages Signet Book - English 9780451191144 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is a celebration of life and happiness. Justice is unrelenting. Creative individuals and undeviating purpose and rationality achieve joy and fulfillment. Parasites who persistently avoid either purpose or reason perish as they should."
"Synopsis" by , The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as an heroic being.
"Synopsis" by , 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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