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Ayn Rand and the World She Made - Anne C. Heller
Ayn Rand and the World She Made
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A New York Times Notable Book A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearAyn Rand’s books have attracted three generations of readers, shaped the Libertarian movement, influenced White House economic policies throughout the Reagan years and beyond,... show more
A New York Times Notable Book A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearAyn Rand’s books have attracted three generations of readers, shaped the Libertarian movement, influenced White House economic policies throughout the Reagan years and beyond, and inspired the Tea Party movement. Yet twenty-eight years after her death, readers know very little about her life. In this seminal biography, Anne C. Heller traces the controversial author’s life from her childhood in Bolshevik Russia to her years as a Hollywood screenwriter, the publication of her blockbuster novels, and the rise and fall of the cult that worshipped her in the 1950s and 1960s. Based on original research in Russia and scores of interviews with Rand’s acquaintances and former acolytes, 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400078936 (1400078938)
ASIN: 1400078938
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
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3.0 A hideous woman with a wide-reaching “philosophy”
“Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world--to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.” ― Ayn RandThere are people I dislike at a visce...
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Jennavier rated it
I really enjoyed this biography. Atlas Shrugged has been on my to-read pile for forever. Somehow I got sucked into a biography on the author before reading any of her major works. It tells you something about me, that's for sure. Heller did a really good job with bringing Ayn Rand to life. It was ni...
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