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Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Ed. Hc)

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This 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? 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 characters in this story." "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 composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph - to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad - to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels." This is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder - and rebirth - of man's spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events.

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The year 2005 marks Ayn Ran‛s Centennial Year.

The astounding story of a man that said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read.

“A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly”

—The New York Times

About the Author

Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Ms. Ran‛s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in the nonfiction books Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

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cathystratmeyer, January 10, 2012 (view all comments by cathystratmeyer)
I re-read Atlas Shrugged this year since the movie came out. It scares the hell out of me how many similarities in the book are happening now in the United States. Instead of "Who is John Galt", people say "it is what it is" like there is nothing they can do to change things. WAKE UP PEOPLE! A great read!!!
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Bright Eyes, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Bright Eyes)
Ayn Rand was so close in predicting what the world would become it's scary. Great read for anyone wanting understand the major differences between business and government objectives.
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Lisa Brown, March 15, 2011 (view all comments by Lisa Brown)
ayn rand is a great writer, particularly adept at plotting and characterization. that being said, atlas shrugged could have used a more forceful editor, as much of the copy is redundant and takes away from the story and overall narrative impact. rand appears to underestimate her readers' intelligence and takes far too heavy a hand to get her point across... not to mention the holes in her philosophy and rhetoric, which she chooses to ignore (or, perhaps worse, simply doesn't see).

a great story, a good read, just nothing mind-blowing about it for me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525948926
Author:
Rand, Ayn
Publisher:
Dutton Books
Author:
Peikoff, Leonard
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Egoism
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1192
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.3 x 2.32 in 3.37 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 1192 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525948926 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The year 2005 marks Ayn Ran‛s Centennial Year.

The astounding story of a man that said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read.

“A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly”

—The New York Times

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