Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (An NAL Amplified Edition)

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Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, 1905. At age six she taught herself to read and two years later discovered her first fictional hero in a French magazine for children, thus capturing the heroic vision which sustained her throughout her life. At the age of nine she decided to make fiction writing her career. Read more…

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Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (An NAL Amplified Edition)

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'The Strike' handwritten notes by Ayn Rand - Screen shot of the ATLAS SHRUGGED app
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Atlas Shrugged tells the story of John Galt, the man who said he would stop the motor of the world—and did. It is a mystery novel not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder—and rebirth—of man's spirit. Tremendous in its scope, breathtaking in its suspense, it presents a panorama of American life and thoroughly embodies its author's philosophy of Objectivism. A perennial bestseller since its original publication, Atlas Shrugged is experiencing greater sales than ever in this climate of economic and political struggle.

While immersed in the app, readers also have the option to share favorite passages and quotes from the novel on Facebook, Twitter, and via email with a few quick taps—and without ever leaving the page.


  • Handwritten, original manuscript pages and notes regarding key scenes from the author's journals
  • Video and audio excerpts from Rand's talks on hot button topics from the book and her philosophy, courtesy of The Ayn Rand Archives
  • Full length audio lectures, including a Q&A on Objectivism, an outline of its basic principles, and commentary on the state of business and government (covered in the ever-timely lecture "Is Atlas Shrugging?")

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Author's Life and Groundbreaking Philosophy:

  • Illustrated, revealing timeline of the author's life and major works, including personal documents, letters, and correspondence
  • Photo gallery of early images of the author at work
  • Informative articles on the author's life, influences, and her philosophy of Objectivism

Additional reader enrichment materials:

  • Collection of sharable quotes and passages from the novel (via Facebook, Twitter, and email) embedded within the reading experienc
  • A fun "Who Said That?" quiz to challenge readers to recall some of the most memorable lines from the novel
  • Endorsements and testimonials from celebrities and business leaders on the enduring power and influence of Atlas Shrugged
  • A Discussion Guide to aid in book group or classroom conversations, and a catalog of the author's available titles
  • The trailer for the upcoming documentary Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged., from Mad Universe LLC

Additional Technical Features/Functionalities

  • Easy in-book navigation features, including text search, bookmarks, custom reader settings, and the ability to flip pages with a tap or swipe
  • Sidebar annotations alongside the novel hide away for an uninterrupted reading experience
  • Complete app functionality in both portrait and landscape orientation
  • Reproduced archival documents and images that can be enlarged to full screen with a double tap

…and much more!

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