Atlas shrugged / Ayn Rand.
Capitalism -- Fiction.
Egoism -- Fiction.
Objectivism (Philosophy) -- Fiction.
xv, 1168 p. ; 24 cm.
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? The answers to these questions become clear when the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book is uncovered . Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, and a premier moral apologia for Capitalism.
pt. 1. Non-contradiction -- The theme -- The chain -- The top and the bottom -- The immovable movers -- The climax of the D'anconias -- The non-commercial -- The exploiters and the exploited -- The John Galt line -- The sacred and the profane -- Wyatt's torch -- pt. 2. Either-or -- The man who belonged on earth -- The aristocracy of pull -- White blackmail -- The sanction of the victim -- Account overdrawn -- Miracle metal -- The moratorium on brains -- By our love -- The face without pain or fear or guilt -- The sign of the dollar -- pt. 3. A is A -- Atlantis -- The utopia of greed -- Anti-greed -- Anti-life -- Their brothers' keepers -- The concerto of deliverance -- "This is John Galt speaking" -- The egoist -- The generator -- In the name of the best within us.
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