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Goddess of the Market : Ayn Rand and the American Right.

Author: Jennifer Burns
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.
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Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the conservative movement from its earliest days. Drawing on unprecedented access to Rand's private papers and the original, unedited versions of Rand's journals, Jennifer Burns offers a groundbreaking reassessment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burns, Jennifer.
Goddess of the Market : Ayn Rand and the American Right.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Burns
ISBN: 9780199740895 0199740895
OCLC Number: 819635141
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (620 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; PART I: THE EDUCATION OF AYN RAND, 1905 --
1943; 1. From Russia to Roosevelt; 2. Individualists of the World, Unite!; 3. A New Credo of Freedom; PART II: FROM NOVELIST TO PHILOSOPHER, 1944 --
1957; 4. The Real Root of Evil; 5. A Round Universe; PART III: WHO IS JOHN GALT? 1957 --
1968; 6. Big Sister Is Watching You; 7. Radicals for Capitalism; 8. Love Is Exception Making; PART IV: LEGACIES; 9. It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand; Epilogue: Ayn Rand in American Memory; Acknowledgments; Essay on Sources; Notes; Bibliography.

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Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the conservative movement from its earliest days. Drawing on unprecedented access to Rand's private papers and the original, unedited versions of Rand's journals, Jennifer Burns offers a groundbreaking reassessment of this key cultural figure, examining her life, her ideas, and her impact on conservative political thought. Goddess of the Market follows Rand from her childhood in Russia throug.

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