Search Results: "C.S.W. Rand"


BOOK REVIEW

AYN RAND by Jeff Britting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2005

"A useful primer for readers wanting to understand Rand's influence (today largely confined to conservative undergraduates)."
A glancing—and incomplete—biography of the novelist, borscht-barrel philosopher, and egotist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 21, 1984

"Unselective and adoring: for Rand disciples only, though a curious few may want to browse a bit."
Nearly 400 pages never intended for publication - assembled and fulsomely introduced by Rand's longtime protégé. Read full book review >

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JOURNALS OF AYN RAND by David Harriman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"This volume reveals not only how strong conclusions can flow from trumping fact with fiction, but also why Rand seemed to be living on another planet."
Both those inspired and those irritated by Rand's radical individualism will find support for their response in her journals. Read full book review >

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LETTERS OF AYN RAND by Ayn Rand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1995

"Objectivists will find much reinforcement in this volume; more objective readers may find it truly depressing."
These letters by novelist (The Fountainhead, not reviewed, etc.), political thinker, and all-around, self-described ``intellectual egotist'' Rand (190582) prove oddly revealing of their peculiar, indomitable author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A scrupulous and sobering investigation, vital for our times."
Weiss (Wall Street Versus America, 2006, etc.) jumps headfirst into the complex socio-cultural maelstrom that was Ayn Rand, spotlighting her allies, enemies, nemeses and acolytes. Read full book review >

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THE AYN RAND CULT by Jeff Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Walker's exposÇ is a bit too shrill, repetitive, and even snide to rise persuasively above the people he describes—but he does convey vividly the frightful mess that was Ayn Rand."
Much adored and much reviled, Ayn Rand finds no sympathy at the hands of Canadian investigative journalist Walker. Read full book review >

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AYN RAND AND THE WORLD SHE MADE by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A treatment sometimes vitiated by the author's affection for her subject, but the most thorough we're likely to see until Rand's papers become more accessible."
The long career and cluttered personal life of the writer who said she owed no philosophical debts to anyone but Aristotle. Read full book review >

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BABY IN A BASKET by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"His art is full of detail, from the red-cheeked, cherry-nosed travelers, to the cold clouds puffing from the horse's nostrils, to the evident ferocity of the winter storm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adventure and high drama unfurl in this true story that carries all the seeds of tragedy, but ends happily. Read full book review >

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A HOME FOR SPOOKY by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although Annie wears a modern bike helmet and her brother uses the ubiquitous 'Whatever,' as a response, both text and art have an old-fashioned feeling; this heartwarming tale is given a flat- footed treatment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this tender but slim story, Annie saves a starving stray dog's life. Read full book review >

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PRINCE WILLIAM by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"In an afterword, the author describes children joining the rescue effort after the Alaskan oil spill of '89; those brief paragraphs are a better motivator than the rest of this heavy-handed effort. (Picture book. 7-9)"
After a huge oil spill in Prince William Sound, Denny finds a slimed baby seal on the beach and takes him to a vet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Good reading during commercial breaks on fall Sundays."
A collection of some of the zaniest off-the-field and behind-the-scenes stories out of the National Football League. Read full book review >