Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand made a profound impact as both a philosopher who founded a school of social thought, Objectivism, and as a novelist of penetrating insight and vision. Her works are founded on heroic ideals, demonstrating the maxim that, ?man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress.? The photos and illustrations in this volume have been hand-selected from the Ayn Rand Archives, and most have never been published. They include personal mementos of a Petersburg childhood, her family and their home on Nevsky Prospect; photos from her early years in America; personal papers, including her list of the twelve publishers who passed on "The Fountainhead"; original newspaper articles, film posters, notes, drawings, and much more. In a recent poll conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book-of-the-Month Club, Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" was voted the novel most influential to American readers. This latest volume of the acclaimed Overlook Illustrated Lives series gives her legions of fans an unprecedented chance to better understand the author they adore.show more

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  • Hardback | 135 pages
  • 132.1 x 182.9 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
  • Overlook Press
  • English
  • 1585674060
  • 9781585674060

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aA beautifully designed new series . . . scores of pictures with crisply related biography and commentary . . . Look no further for the perfect literary stocking stuffer.a (Michael Dirda, "Washington Post Book World")show more

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