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The Resource Ayn Rand and the world she made, Anne C. Heller

Ayn Rand and the world she made, Anne C. Heller

Label
Ayn Rand and the world she made
Title
Ayn Rand and the world she made
Statement of responsibility
Anne C. Heller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A comprehensive and eye-opening portrait of one of the most significant and improbable figures of the twentieth century--from her childhood in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution to her years as a screenwriter in Hollywood, the publication of her blockbuster novels, and the rise and fall of the cult that formed around her in the 1950s and 1960s
  • "Known for her phenomenally bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand was one of the twentieth century's fiercest, most controversial, and most influential champions of laissez-faire capitalism and individual rights. Her novels and essays have attracted tens of millions of readers, shaped the Libertarian movement, and influenced White House economic policy throughout the Ford, Reagan, and Bush administrations. She remains a powerful force in the political perceptions of Americans today. Yet twenty-five years after her death, her readers know little about her life." "In this seminal biography, Anne C. Heller chronicles Ayn Rand's troubled childhood in Russia before and during the Russian Revolution, her lone arrival in America at the age of twenty-one, her apprenticeship as a screenwriter in Hollywood, and the courage and tenacity with which she produced her powerful and popular novels of ideas in the 1940s and 1950s. While most established writers of the time ridiculed her, young people flocked to her books and theories, forming an immense cult around her in the 1950s and 1960s. Heller traces the development of the author's ideas, the hidden influences in her books, her tangled love life, and the rise and fall of her cult. Throughout, Heller brings new facts, new insight, and a fresh perspective to the dramatic story of Ayn Rand's life and work."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heller, Anne Conover
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3535.A547
LC item number
Z68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rand, Ayn
  • Novelists, American
  • Philosophers
  • Objectivism (Philosophy)
Label
Ayn Rand and the world she made, Anne C. Heller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [529]-540) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
229027437
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 567 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385513999
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229027437
Label
Ayn Rand and the world she made, Anne C. Heller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [529]-540) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
229027437
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 567 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385513999
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229027437

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