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Atlas shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: New York : Plume, [1999] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [35th anniversary edition]View all editions and formats
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The book's female protagonist, Dagny Taggart, struggles to manage a transcontinental railroad amid the pressures and restrictions of massive bureaucracy. Her antagonistic reaction to a libertarian group seeking an end to government regulation is later echoed and modified in her encounter with a utopian community, Galt's Gulch, whose members regard self-determination rather than collective responsibility as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Science fiction
Adventure fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayn Rand
ISBN: 0452011876 9780452011878 0613627199 9780613627191
OCLC Number: 42192512
Notes: "With an introduction by Leonard Peikoff"--Cover. His "Introduction to the 35th anniversary edition" (page ix-xv) dated September 1991.
Description: xv, 1168 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. 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 Galt line --
IX. The sacred and the profane --
X. Wyatt's torch. pt. II. Either-or --
I. The man who belonged on Earth --
II. The aristocracy of pull --
III. White blackmail --
IV. The sanction 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. pt. III. 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 Galt speaking" --
VIII. The egoist --
IX. The generator --
X. In the name of the best within us.
Responsibility: Ayn Rand.
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The book's female protagonist, Dagny Taggart, struggles to manage a transcontinental railroad amid the pressures and restrictions of massive bureaucracy. Her antagonistic reaction to a libertarian group seeking an end to government regulation is later echoed and modified in her encounter with a utopian community, Galt's Gulch, whose members regard self-determination rather than collective responsibility as the highest ideal.

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