Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

View: 892

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.

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141188935

Category: Architects

Page: 1168

View: 7413

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.

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

View: 7080

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.

Atlas Shrugged

Manifesto of the Mind

Author: Mimi Reisel Gladstein

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: 9780805716382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

View: 4810

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.

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged/ The Fountainhead

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451947673

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6177

Two of Rand's classic novels--Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead--are collected together for the first time in one boxed set. Original.

Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

Author: Robert Mayhew

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739127802

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 516

View: 6671

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.

CliffsNotes on Rand's Atlas Shrugged

Author: Andrew Bernstein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 1099

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.

The Fountainhead

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137185

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 2813

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

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

A Philosophical and Literary Companion

Author: Edward W. Younkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317176561

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 5483

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.

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: 2459

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.

Explore Atlas Shrugged

A Study Guide for Ayn Rand's Epic Novel

Author: Diana Hsieh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511466059

Category:

Page: 194

View: 2100

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.

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: 3216

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.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518338097

Category: Fiction

Page: 1054

View: 3025

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.

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: 1490

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.

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

Author: Anne C. Heller

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385529465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4616

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.

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: 4286

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.

Anthem

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681959771

Category: Fiction

Page: 73

View: 3904

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

Kooks

A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief

Author: Donna Kossy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780922915675

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 8243

A rich compendium of looniness!

Pound Foolish

Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

Author: Helaine Olen

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 159184679X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 9578

Describes how a financial column assignment revealed to the author the unethical machinations of the multi-billion-dollar personal finance industry and its false promises of quick and easy wealth, explaining how everyday investors are routinely misled by self-proclaimed money experts who exploit clients to increase their own wealth.