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Ayn Rand

Author, Philosopher (2-Feb-1905 — 6-Mar-1982)


Barbara Branden. The Passion of Ayn Rand: A Biography. London: W. H. Allen. 1987. 442pp.

Nathaniel Branden. Judgment Day: My Years with Ayn Rand. Houghton Mifflin. 1989.

Jeffrey Britting. Ayn Rand. New York: Overlook Press. 2004.

Donna Greiner; Theodore B. Kinni. Ayn Rand and Business. New York, NY: Texere. 2001. 209pp.

Donald Leslie Johnson. The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, the FBI and Hollywood. McFarland & Co.. 2005. 231pp.

Chris Matthew Sciabarra. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. Penn State Press. 1995. 477pp.

Louis Torres; Michelle Marder Kamhi. What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand. Open Court Press. 2000. 523pp.


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  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.584)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.854)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.198)

  12. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1039-41)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.625)

  14. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.811)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.855)

  16. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.202)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.596)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.414)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.547)

  20. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.739)

  21. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.438)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.12)

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