100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand

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Penguin, Nov 2, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 656 pages
An extensive collection of never-before-published interviews reflecting on Ayn Rand's life and character.

Drawing on 100 never-before-published interviews, Scott McConnell presents a unique portrait of a larger-than-life literary giant and a fascinating individual, Ayn Rand. Focusing on the private Rand, McConnell talked to the author's family, friends, fans, and associates, as well as Hollywood stars, university professors, fiction writers, and many more. Arranged in chronological order, these interviews cover a broad range of years, contexts, relationships, and observations on one of the most influential- and controversial-figures of the twentieth century. From Ayn Rand's youngest sister to the woman who inspired the character of Peter Keating in The Fountainhead, the subjects interviewed offer fresh, sometimes surprisingly candid, affectionate, and intriguing insights into a complex and remarkable writer, philosopher, and human being.

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Back when this first came out, I just did a skim-through for the most interesting interviews, and thought it was pretty good because there are several. But when I went back and read it all the way ... Read full review

100 VOICES: An Oral History of Ayn Rand

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Interviews with intimates of the controversial writer, conducted and collected by oral historian and Ayn Rand Archives researcher McConnell.More than 50 years after its publication, Atlas Shrugged ... Read full review


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