Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand's epochal novel, first published in 1957, has been a bestseller for more than four decades as well as an intellectual landmark. It is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world — and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies but against those who needed him most — and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world's motor — and the motive power of every man?

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The 241st greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 36th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 37th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (
  3. - 40th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (
  4. - 92nd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  6. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at
  7. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  8. - The Great American Read (PBS)

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