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Atlas shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand; George Salter; Random House (Firm),
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1957] copyright 1957
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? The answers to these questions become clear when the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Dystopian fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayn Rand; George Salter; Random House (Firm),
ISBN: 9780452286368 0452286360 0451191145 9780451191144
OCLC Number: 287605
Notes: Dust jacket signed: Salter.
Description: 1168 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Non-contradiction --
The theme --
The chain --
The top and the bottom --
The immovable movers --
The climax of the D'Anconias --
The non-commercial --
The exploiters and the exploited --
The John Galt line --
The sacred and the profane --
Wyatt's torch --
Either-or --
The man who belonged on earth --
The aristocracy of pull --
White blackmail --
The sanction of the victim --
Account overdrawn --
Miracle metal --
The moratorium on brains --
By our love --
The face without pain or fear of guilt --
The sign of the dollar --
A is A --
Atlantis --
The utopia of greed --
Anti-greed --
Anti-life --
Their brothers' keepers --
The concerto of deliverance --
"This is John Galt speaking" --
The egoist --
The generator --
In the name of the best within us.
Responsibility: Ayn Rand.

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Presents a story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex. This novel presents a panorama of human life - from the productive genius who becomes a worthless  Read more...
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An American must read

by MERCERM (WorldCat user published 2008-09-10) Excellent Permalink

Schools should put it on their requried reading list.  Learn what happens when those generating all the jobs leave the scene. 

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Shrug This One Off

by greatpenformances (WorldCat user published 2007-08-26) Good Permalink
"Atlas Shrugged" is Ayn Rand's philosophy poorly disguised as a novel. Readers who get through the 1000+ page novel deserve a prize—perhaps a "lifetime achievement award"—as compensation for getting so little pleasure.The story centers on Dagny Taggert, granddaughter of the founder of Taggert Transportation...
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