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On Sale Now: Ayn Rand and the World She Made

October 27th, 2009

She was one of the most controversial and influential figures of the 20th century, but her life has never been chronicled by an impartial biographer — until now. More than fifty years after The Fountainead and Atlas Shrugged were written by Ayn Rand, she remains a revered, reviled, and extremely vital force in American intellectual life. Journalist Anne C. Heller makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate about Rand with this masterful biography.

“Ms. Heller has delivered a thoughtful, flesh-and-blood portrait of an extremely complicated and self-contradictory woman.”
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Heller does a remarkable job with a subject who was almost cripplingly complex — a real woman starring in her own propaganda film about a propagandist whose propaganda eventually takes over the world.”
—Sam Anderson, New York Magazine

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