369 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-360) and index.
Part I. The education of Ayn Rand, 1905-1943 -- From Russia to Roosevelt -- Individualists of the world, unite! -- A new credo of freedom -- Part II. From novelist to philosopher, 1944-1957 -- The real root of evil -- A round universe -- Part III. Who is John Galt? 1957-1968 -- Big sister is watching you -- Radicals for capitalism -- Love is exception making -- Part IV. Legacies -- It usually begins with Ayn Rand -- Epilogue: Ayn Rand in American memory.
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.