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Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

* Learn everything you need to know about Atlas Shrugged, quickly!
* Includes a discussion of the plot, characters, main themes, and political philosophy of Ayn Rand
* Includes a linked Table of Contents

In 2009, with the global economy hemorrhaging jobs, and Western governments pouring hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer money to “bail out” troubled financial firms and large companies, frustrated people and political analysts turned to a book written over 50 years earlier as a guide out of the abyss.

Though Atlas Shrugged had been a popular title when Ayn Rand published it in 1957, it’s quite possible that the only reference to it that many Americans heard before 2009 came from the hit series Mad Men. However, this staple of conservative and libertarian reader took on new life as the new Obama Administration sought to use government resources to fix financial problems.
Conservative commentators like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh praised the book for their audiences, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas labeled it one of his favorite novels. By January 2009, one article in the Wall Street Journal was titled, “"Atlas Shrugged From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years".

In that time, the giant novel Rand considered her magnum opus has seen its sales spike dramatically, eventually reaching the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list. Even today, it is still within Kindle’s Top 500 titles, making it one of the most heavily read books of the last several years.

Today, many have heard of the title and are partially familiar with it, but the sheer size of the book makes it inaccessible for people who don’t have a lot of time to read or ponder Rand’s philosophy. Thankfully, that problem is now solved with Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged, a primer that can get anyone caught up to speed on the plot, characters, themes, symbols, and philosophy of Rand’s classic in 30 minutes.

In addition to covering the book in detail, Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged includes a biography of Rand’s life, discussion about the inspiration for the novel’s characters, and a full-fledged explanation of Objectivism and the sources of Rand’s political philosophy.

With Atlas Shrugged and its underlying themes as relevant as ever today, get caught up quick with this resourceful guide.


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  • File Size: 114 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007B4XJVU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY COOL! ha ha June 8, 2012
By TOB9595
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Lots of info and background on ATLAS SHRUGGED and AYN RAND. I enjoyed every bit of this. Gave me so much more insight into the book and author than I had before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KNOW ABOUT ATLAS SHRUGGED September 6, 2012
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very good overview of ayn rand`s classic novel. eye opener on today`s government strategy. go figure 50 some years down the road. WHERE`S RONNIE R.:0)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally now I understand. October 7, 2012
By James
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I have carried two copies of Atlas Shrugged around for fifty years. One at home. And the other in my desk. Occasionally to pick up try once again to fathom the many allegories mysteries and symbols only to return the volume to the drawer. To await the next time I I was curious. Yes I had read the reviews but I was motivated to personally unravel the complex issues for myself. Now I feel comfortable with at least a minimum of comprehension . THANKs for what you have enabled all of us to understand. JimAviator.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Summary -- Cliff notes better August 29, 2012
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This is a good overview if you don't feel like reading all 1000 pages of Atlas-Shrugged, but the Cliff notes summary is way more helpful and in-depth!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great synopsis of the 1000 page novel December 26, 2012
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This is a "reader's digest version" of the lengthy novel Atlas Shrugged. It also provides background on the author Ayn Rand and her beliefs. This is a good place to begin for those interested in Atlas Shrugged.
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Good clean transaction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome March 7, 2014
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Amazing book. Helps one understand the politics of our day. Would recommend this to anyone trying to understand our economic situation
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