Dear Friends and Readers,
I hope this letter finds you well; I am pleased to announce the paperback edition Ayn Rand and the World She Made (Anchor Books, Reprint edition, October 2010).
Ayn Rand and the World She Made is widely acknowledged to be the first complete and impartial biography of one of the most significant, controversial, and underexamined figures of the twentieth century, a woman whose ideals of radical individualism, limited government, and heroic self-restraint, expressed in her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, have permanently altered the American cultural and political landscape.
As many of you already know, the book is based on original archival research in Russia, scores of interviews with Rand’s former colleagues and acolytes, and previously unexamined collections of tapes and letters. In the words of The Wall Street Journal, Ayn Rand and the World She Made is “…a thoroughly researched, immensely readable portrait of a sui generis thinker who was fiercely committed to her ideals yet whose life contained fascinating contradictions.”
Among the highlights contained in Ayn Rand and the World She Made are:
- Access to private, unpublished taped interviews with Ayn Rand
reminiscing about her life
- Important discoveries from the Russian National archives
- Hundred of hours of personal interviews with Rand’s now-aging followers
As our political dialogue about the size of government, rich vs. middle class, and freedom and security becomes increasingly polarized, Rand’s ideas are once again at the forefront of the American conversation. Ayn Rand and the World She Made examines how a young, non-English speaking Jewish immigrant from Communist Russia became a literary giant, cultural icon, and irrespressible influence whose theories continue to reverberate today.
I invite you to purchase a copy and as always I welcome your thoughts and comments.
All the best,