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Atlas Shrugged

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1957
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PART ONE - NON-CONTRADICTION
I - THE THEME
II - THE CHAIN
III - THE TOP AND THE BOTTOM
IV - THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS
V - THE CLIMAX OF THE D'ANCONIAS
VI - THE NON-COMMERCIAL
VII - THE EXPLOITERS AND THE EXPLOITED
VIII - THE JOHN GAULT LINE
IX - THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE
X - WYATT'S TORCH
PART TWO - EITHER-OR
I - THE MAN WHO BELONGED ON EARTH
II - THE ARISTOCRACY OF PULL
III - WHITE BLACKMAIL
IV - THE SACTION OF THE VICTIM
V - ACCOUNT OVERDRAWN
VI - MIRACLE METAL
VII - THE MORATORIUM ON BRAINS
VIII - BY OUR LOVE
IX - THE FACE WITHOUT PAIN OR FEAR OR GUILT
X - THE SIGN OF THE DOLLAR
PART THREE - A IS A
I - ATLANTIS
II - THE UTOPIA OF GREED
III - ANTI-GREED
IV - ANTI-LIFE
V - THEIR BROTHERS' KEEPERS
VI - THE CONCERTO OF DELIVERANCE
VII - "THIS IS JOHN GAULT SPEAKING"
VIII - THE EGOIST
IX - THE GENERATOR
X - IN THE NAME OF THE BEST WITHIN US
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Copyright © Ayn Rand, 1957
To Frank O'Connor
"Who is John Galt?"
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He raised his hand and over the desolate earth he traced in space the sign of the dollar.
Comments may contain spoilers
I started this in high school but it wasn't science-fiction-y enough back then.  I read it again after seeing so much crap that is explained in the book (and which I thought people couldn't be stupid enought to beleive) coming to pass.
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Last Updated: 26-Apr-2022

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Who is John Gault?
The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.

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 01-Sep-1996
Signet
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
01-Sep-1996
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
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$8.99
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1,069
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Internal ID:
1496
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ISBN:
0-451-19114-5
ISBN-13:
978-0-451-19114-4
Country:
United States
Language:
English
The astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did.  Tremendous in scope, breathtaking is its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read.  It is a mystery story, not about the murder of man's body, but about the murder - and rebirth - of man's spirit.

With this acclaimed work and its immortal query "Who is John Gault?" Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence.  This is the book that has made her not only one of the most popular novelists in modern times, but also one of its most influential and controversial thinkers.  This anniversary edition of Atlas Shrugged, celebrating the enduring legacy of its author, features and introduction by  Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, and a Reader's Guide to her writings and philosophy.  This volume is an eagerly welcomed by all admirers of what Dr. Peikoff calls "Ayn Rand's masterwork."

Born February 2, 1905, AYN RAND published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936.  Anthem followed in 1938.  It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success.  Ms. Rand's unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience.  The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three non-fiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitolism: The Unknown Ideal.  They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.
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Author(s)

Ayn Rand  
Birth: 02 Feb 1905 St Petersburg, Russia, Russian Empire
Death: 06 Mar 1982 New York City, New York, US

Notes:
From the back of the 50th anniversary edition of Atlas Shrugged:

Born February 2, 1905, AYN RAND published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936.  Anthem followed in 1938.  It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success.  Ms. Rand's unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience.  The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three non-fiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitolism: The Unknown Ideal.  They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.

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