• Fiction

Atlas Shrugged


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101137193
Category: Fiction
Page: 1088
View: 6205
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.

    • Architects

Atlas Shrugged


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141188935
Category: Architects
Page: 1168
View: 2780
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.

    • Fiction

Atlas Shrugged


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101137193
Category: Fiction
Page: 1088
View: 4947
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.You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions. This is a mystery story, not 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, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.

    • Literary Criticism

Atlas Shrugged

Manifesto of the Mind
Author: Mimi Reisel Gladstein
Publisher: Twayne Publishers
ISBN: 9780805716382
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 136
View: 4479
Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature.Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text-- Uses clear, conversational language-- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages-- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era-- Provides an overview of the historical context-- Offers a summary of its critical reception-- Lists primary and secondary sources and indexAn in-depth examination of Ayn Rand's 1957 classic.This is the novel that presents her controversial personal philosophy, known as objectivism, in fictional form.

    • Fiction

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged/ The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451947673
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3430
Two of Rand's classic novels--Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead--are collected together for the first time in one boxed set. Original.

    • Literary Collections

Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged


Author: Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739127802
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 516
View: 2386
This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering in detail the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Topics explored in depth include the history behind the novel's creation, publication, and reception; its nature as a romantic novel; and its presentation of a radical new philosophy.

    • Literary Criticism

Who Is John Galt?

A Navigational Guide to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
Author: Timothy Curry,Anthony Trifiletti
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482654493
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 286
View: 8048
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.

    • Literary Criticism

CliffsNotes on Rand's Atlas Shrugged


Author: Andrew Bernstein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544179757
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 144
View: 6577
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 modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

    • Fiction

The Fountainhead


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101137185
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
View: 8541
The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

    • Philosophy

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

A Philosophical and Literary Companion
Author: Edward W. Younkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317176561
Category: Philosophy
Page: 432
View: 3219
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.

Explore Atlas Shrugged

A Study Guide for Ayn Rand's Epic Novel
Author: Diana Hsieh
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511466059
Category:
Page: 194
View: 9495
Do you want to better understand and appreciate the complex events, characters, and ideas of Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged? Explore Atlas Shrugged is an in-depth course consisting of study questions, podcasts, and other resources by philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh. The course breaks Atlas Shrugged into 20 manageable sessions, each covering about 65 pages of the novel. The study questions found within this book -- over 1400 in total -- will help you better understand the novel on your own, as well as enable you to lead a successful reading group or class on Atlas Shrugged. In addition, you'll find plot synopses, character summaries, questions for a book club, and a FAQ on creating an Atlas Shrugged Reading Group. The online version of Explore Atlas Shrugged also includes over 22 hours of lively and engaging podcasting. Each podcast-one per session-is an in-depth look at the events, characters, and ideas from those chapters of the novel. To purchase access to those podcasts and other online resources, visit: ExploreAtlasShrugged.com Explore Atlas Shrugged will help you gain fresh insights into the complex events, characters, and ideas of Ayn Rand's epic novel-whether you've read it just once or a dozen times before.

    • Business & Economics

Never Split the Difference

Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Author: Chris Voss,Tahl Raz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062407813
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 8942
A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

    • Fiction

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


Author: Robert Tressell
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518338097
Category: Fiction
Page: 1054
View: 4470
Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic political novel written by the Irish author Robert Tressell.The book provides a comprehensive portrayal of British social, economic, and political life at the turn of the 20th century.

    • Business & Economics

Does Atlas Shrug?

The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich
Author: Joel Slemrod
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674001541
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 524
View: 1556
Since the introduction of the income tax in 1913, controversy has raged about how heavily to tax the rich. Opponents of high tax rates claim that heavy assessments have negative incentives on the productivity of some of our most talented citizens; supporters stress the importance of the rich shouldering their "fair share," and decry the loopholes that permit many to escape their obligations. Notably absent from this debate is hard evidence about the actual impact of taxes on the behavior of the affluent. This book presents evidence by leading economists of the effects of taxes on the formation of businesses, the supply of labor, the form of executive compensation, the accumulation of wealth, the allocation of portfolios, and the realization of capital gains. Among its findings are that the labor supply of the rich remained unchanged in the face of large tax cuts in 1986, and that in late 1992 executives exercised billions of dollars' worth of stock options in order to beat the tax increases expected in 1993. The book also presents a history of efforts to tax the rich, a demographic snapshot of the financially affluent, and a road map to widely used tax-avoidance strategies. Does Atlas Shrug? will be of great interest to policymakers and interested citizens who want to know how much tax revenue could really be gained by increasing tax rates on the rich, or whether low capital gains tax rates really spur economic growth.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Ayn Rand and the World She Made


Author: Anne C. Heller
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385529465
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 1956
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. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Social Science

Kooks

A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief
Author: Donna Kossy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780922915675
Category: Social Science
Page: 287
View: 6743
A rich compendium of looniness!

    • Religion

Clash of Titans

Atlas Shrugged, John Galt & Jesus Christ
Author: Chad Brand,Tom Pratt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480081741
Category: Religion
Page: 172
View: 4709
America is drifting headlong into Socialism, with millions believing that they should be cared for by the State. Like never before we need a clarion call of warning to stop this drift, and stop it now. So, what does Jesus Christ have to do with John Galt? This book addresses that question with lively quotations and dialogue from Atlas Shrugged and the Bible and discussion of hot topics like individualism, collectivism, progressivism, egoism, altruism, money, sacrifice, sexuality, friendship, and Utopian dreams for an ideal society. A companion book to readers (and would-be) of Ayn Rand, Christian and atheist alike will find something here. Read Atlas Shrugged and this book together to understand the issues and check your premises About the Authors: Chad Brand is Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is Associate Dean for Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College, both in Louisville, KY. He is co-editor of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary and the Apologetics Study Bible, is co-author (with Tom Pratt) of Seeking the City, forthcoming (Kregel Publishers), and is author of Flourishing Faith: Connecting Work, Economics and Civic Responsibility in Baptist Faith and Life (Acton Institute). Tom Pratt is an pastor, teacher, writer, businessman with 40 years experience in the ministry and Bible teaching in the Denver, CO area, South Carolina, and Texas. He is co-author with Chad Brand oF the comprehensive book on Christian faith and political economy, Seeking the City and the e-book soon on Amazon, Awaiting the City.

    • Fiction

Anthem


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681959771
Category: Fiction
Page: 73
View: 1129
Anthem by Ayn Rand from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of all things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. Neither am I the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a sacrifice on their alters.” ― Ayn Rand, Anthem Ayn Randy’s dystopian novel imagines a world where the concept of self has been erased. When one man stands against the establishment, he dares to utter the word “I.” This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

    • Political Science

Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged

The Complete Documentary Interviews
Author: Chris Mortensen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781466454873
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 9309
The movie companion book to Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged, a feature length documentary film that examines the resurgent interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.This book picks up where the documentary leaves off, featuring in-depth interviews and insights from 16 personalities, CEO's, educators, journalists, authors, biographers, philosophers, Rand associates, et al. All of them bring deep insight and unique perspective to the subject.Set in what Novelist and philosopher Rand called 'the day after tomorrow,' Atlas Shrugged depicts an America in crisis, brought to her knees by a corrupt establishment of government regulators and businessmen with political pull – the 'looters' and the 'moochers' – who prey on individual achievement.Less a conventional work of fiction than a philosophical manifesto in the form of a romantic novel, over the course of a thousand-plus pages, Atlas tackles no less an essential argument than the one debated by philosophers and theologians since time immemorial: altruism vs. self-interest. Am I my brother's keeper - or not? For Ayn Rand, the answer is an emphatic no. To Rand and the disciples of her Objectivist philosophy, self-sacrifice is as heinous an act as murder….murder of the soul.Upon publication, Atlas Shrugged was widely scorned by critics for its 'preposterous' plot and one-dimensional characters. Intellectuals and academics from across the ideological spectrum roundly dismissed the new and original philosophy called 'Objectivism' that Rand so compellingly illustrated in the novel. Despite this pummeling, Atlas became a best seller and has remained in print ever selling a healthy 75,000 or so copies each year. Then with the new century, sales began to increase dramatically. In 2007, its fiftieth anniversary year, Atlas sold a record 180,000 copies. Since then Atlas Shrugged – published over a half century ago - has sold over a million copies.Why? Because - as evidenced by pointed and frequent references to Rand and Atlas Shrugged in the media – an increasing number of Americans – right or wrong – see their society devolving into a nightmare scenario like the one Rand projected over a half century ago.Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged looks into Rand's background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her novel and seeks to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome she predicted.Writer/Director Chris Mortensen is a television producer and documentary filmmaker whose many programs have appeared worldwide. In the U.S. his documentary subjects have ranged from Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, Hermann Goering and John Paul Jones to American Gangsters, the HIV crisis and the Iraq War. From Professional Wrestling to Halle Berry to the Suez Canal, his programs have appeared on Discovery, A&E, History Channel, ESPN, Fox Sports, BET, TV One, et al.