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Atlas Shrugged is one of a handful of novels that is not only an amazing read, but also forces you to question your personal philosophy. I am proud to say that after completing Atlas Shrugged, I went on to read most of Rand's work and I can label myself as a true Objectivist.

Hassan Fadel, studying neuroscience at Michigan State University

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Atlas Shrugged is the most inspirational book I've ever read. Rand's philosophy of living life is practical and real, and is not to be found elsewhere.

Tom Sewe, studying medicine at University of Nairobi

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Having finally read Atlas Shrugged, to say I was blown away is an understatement.… It was as much a work of original, enlightened philosophy as it was a literary masterpiece.

Katie Morris, student at Glebe Collegiate Institute

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Making the decision to read the book was one of the best decisions of my life. The book is truly inspiring.

Devika Agarwal, studying law at Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, after reading Atlas Shrugged

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I just discovered that how much we need the idea of "I" to free the world.

Arda Akcicek, studying political science at Hacettepe University, after reading Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

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The Fountainhead brought me new insight and taught me to be independent … my life is forever changed because of this book.

Bridget Ogbuagu, student at Hightower High School

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Atlas Shrugged has inspired me to put my full confidence and passion into my academic and professional life… this novel has perfectly articulated what I now know it means to be human, to be alive, to exist. … I cannot recommend it enough.

Riley Morris, studying computer science at Colorado School of Mines

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I've never read a book this long and this thought-provoking. The situations presented in the novel inspire an inward look at oneself: Am I a mover? What's my joy in life? Where does my happiness come from? It really was an interesting read.

Amanda Orozco, studying communications at Woodbury University, after reading Atlas Shrugged

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I am very thankful for your donation. I have received this book and am eager to begin an adventure. You are supporting a mind-opening undertaking that can only broaden my point of view.

Verona Deer, studying finance at Southern New Hampshire University, on receiving Atlas Shrugged

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Atlas Shrugged is a great book. The scope is epic. The characters are real. The ideals it presents are inspiring. Its philosophy brings to mind convictions I've had since I was a child, and does so with a marvelous clarity.

Timothy Bennett, studying computer science at homeschool

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I completely love this book. I learned so much from it about the importance of being an independent individual in a world full of followers. … I will use this inspiration for the rest of my life.

Briana Branch, studying journalism and communications at SandHoke Early College HS

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Best book I have ever read, hands down. Not because of the usual things that make people love a book such as plot, characters, or setting (although all these were great), but because it truly made me think.

Adam Stathakis, studying engineering at Michigan Technological University, on Atlas Shrugged

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The Fountainhead was a brilliant book that had me interested from the first page. It definitely encouraged me to question myself and the world around me. Reading The Fountainhead has sparked my interest in philosophy and Objectivism. I will continue to learn more by reading Atlas Shrugged next.

Jasmine A., a high school student considering studying journalism

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I adored Atlas Shrugged! Reading it motivated me to start a book club to share the experience with my friends. I'm now moving on to more of Rand's work, thank you so much for giving me this chance!

Alliyah Taylor, student at Murrah High School

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One of my professors one day asked our class what the purpose of life is. People gave a few noble-sounding suggestions, but everyone was surprised when my professor said it was to be happy. Ever since that class, I have wondered why this was such a difficult answer. It seemed like a shameful thing to even say, as if it goes against everything I have been taught. In The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand has addressed this issue in more depth than I could imagine. She has once again challenged my perspective on life and the way that I view society.

Margaret Dawson, studying social work at Azusa Pacific University

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Holy cow, it was really good! It took me a while to really get into it but once I did I couldn't put it down! The characters were all so developed and it really made me think about what I'm living as.

Grace Krueger, homeschooler studying chemistry and theatre, after reading The Fountainhead

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Awesome book, gripped from the first to the last page… So many awesome quotes from it!

Farrukh Mateen, grad student in mechanical engineering at Boston University, on Atlas Shrugged

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When I first saw the book, I thought that I would never finish all 700 pages. However, as soon as I picked it up, I could not put it down.

Toren Dofher, studying engineering at Archbishop Carney High School, on The Fountainhead

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Definitely a thinking person's read.… This book has stayed in my consciousness more than anything else I have ever read… highly recommended for all free thinkers.

Ryleigh Smith, studying management at SUNY Fredonia, on Atlas Shrugged

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The book provoked my thoughts and made me go back to Rand's non-fiction books many times for checking and re-reading. I'm thankful to Free Objectivist Books, a debt that I may never be able to repay; what I've experienced reading Rand and learning Objectivism is changing my life and the way I see things and act towards them. Thank you very much.

Fayssal El Yachouti, student at Institut de technologie Hotelliere et Touristique in Morocco, on Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

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Not to be trite, but it changed my life.... I had held altruistic premises which were contradictory but that I just had been ignoring, and the result of this was being rather miserable and self loathing. Objectivism has allowed me, for the first time in a long time, to feel genuinely good about myself and about reality. Everyone should read this book.

Brendan Ward, studying computer science at New York University, on The Virtue of Selfishness

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It may easily have been the most important book I've ever read, and perhaps may ever read. It it many ways confirmed what I had already come to believe on my own, but it crystalized and deepened my own understanding in a way I would never on my own. More importantly, it's inspired an interest in philosophy and Objectivism.

Ceasar Bautista, studying computer science at University of Pennsylvania, on Atlas Shrugged

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I was close to highlighting the whole book. Highly recommended to everyone—no exceptions. Can't wait to read more of her work. Ayn Rand may have the most rational philosophical basis of thought to ever grace mankind.

Alexandra Schafer, studying art education at Arcadia University, on The Romantic Manifesto

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This book couldn't have been more insightful or more relevant. I loved the characters, the writing, the plot, and the ideas. Honestly, if everyone in America could read and fully comprehend this book I'm convinced that our debt crisis would disappear. Thank you for providing me the chance to be introduced to such a work of genius.

Kristen Hansen, studying political science at Brigham Young University, on Atlas Shrugged

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Atlas Shrugged was definitely a book I'd recommend to others. It was a splendid read and is easily a new favorite of mine.

Armando Hernandez, student at Broken Arrow High School

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I absolutely loved The Fountainhead. It makes you realize that sometimes you are better off making your own decisions than agreeing with everyone else. I just absolutely love Ayn Rand and the way she opens up your eyes.

Mabel Gonzalez, student at Plant City High School, on The Fountainhead

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This was the first book I've read of Ayn Rand's and it won't be the last. Highly recommended.

Derek Mei, high school student, on The Fountainhead

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Plenty of people (in the media, in the classroom, in politics) reject Rand's philosophy with smug one-liners, but I doubt many of them have actually taken the time to read this book. The next time I hear a dismissive comment about Objectivism I'll be sure to educate that person, and this book will help me do it.

Britton T. Burdick, studying political science at New York University, after receiving Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

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It was a life-changing series of essays that really opened my eyes to the philosophy of Objectivism.

Zack, studying electrical engineering at ITT, on The Virtue of Selfishness

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I read The Fountainhead before and fell in love with it all over again.… I am absolutely enthralled and engaged throughout the entirety of her book.

Megan Jensen, a student at the University of Ottawa

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I don't think I've ever seen Objectivism or Rand's philosophy presented so clearly. Peikoff does an amazing job detailing the ins and outs of the philosophy.

James Dodson, studying religion at Tulsa Comm College, on Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

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Phenomenal read—I can honestly say it was one of the most important books I have ever encountered.… For the active and open mind, this book represents a superb opportunity. I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone seeking to expand their intellectual horizons.

Austen Erickson, studying applied mathematics at Northwestern University, on Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

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I thoroughly enjoyed it! A short, but impactful read. ... It really made me appreciate the world I live in. I can't imagine a life with no individuality—it would be so boring and meaningless.

Shannon Famuliner, studying communication arts at Winnetonka High School, on Anthem

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"Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand" is a great supplement for those, who are familiar with Ayn Rand's novels and are truly interested in learning more about Objectivism. ... Having absorbed the information found in Peikoff's book, I am more confident in leading the Objectivist Club at my college.

Natalia LeDang, studying philosophy at College of Charleston

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Atlas Shrugged is a beautifully written, inspiring and thought-provoking book. Definitely the most influential work of literary fiction I have ever had pleasure of reading.

Pavel Verba, studying economics at Donetsk State University of Economics and Trade

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Thank you so much for the chance to read this. Objectivism has become integral to my beliefs, its ideals resonating and articulating so much of what i already thought, but was too afraid to express, afraid that I was alone. Rand has given me a sense of freedom and confidence, and I think that reading more will only cause that to increase.

Robert Bailey, studying english literature at Aberystwyth University, to donor Bruno Sementilli

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This book as well as other popular books from Rand have made a definite change to my viewpoints.… I will definitely recommend this book.

Devin Gibbs-Mason, studying journalism in high school

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It made me think about society and current political events in a different way, and question stances that I had never analyzed before. I thought it was an exceptional piece of literature.

Leacy Burke, studying political science and criminal justice at University of South Carolina, on Atlas Shrugged

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I live in a small country where socialism has taken a strong hold on society, there are not many freedom thinkers among us here. It is therefore very nice that we can exchange ideas, books and experiences across countries.

Magnus Botnedal, studying finance at BI, the Norwegian Business School, to donor Paul Gruchala

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Atlas Shrugged was by far one of the most inspired works I have ever read.... This book is a classic!

Jacob Strong, studying music theory at Citrus College

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Its a very rare and memorable experience to read a book that goes above and beyond just educating the reader or telling a good story. To read a book that affects you intellectually and philosophically, that leaves a lasting impact on your moral values... The Fountainhead is one of those books.

Alex Simakov, studying industrial relations at McGill University

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A truly inspirational book, and more relevant than ever. Freedom is what allowed the world to flourish, not central planning and plunder. No one has the right to take from one person to give it to the next.

Carlos Buitrago, graduate of George Mason University, on Atlas Shrugged

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The book is an incredible defense of capitalism; a defense that is needed in the current economic and social climate.

Jeff Cooper, studying information technology at South University, on Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

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Atlas Shrugged is one of the most interesting and thought provoking books I have ever read.... The ideas in the book continue to occupy my mind and I have been able to tie them to discussions in my economics and English classes.

Andrew Behnke, studying mechanical engineering at Northern Illinois University

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One of the greatest books I've ever read. It was always hard for me to express myself, my convictions and the way I saw things.... Now my thoughts are clear, I'm able to stand on my principles and defend them more efficiently.

Fayssal El Yachouti, a student at Institut de Technologie Hotelierre et Touristique, on Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

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Thank you so much for sending me Anthem. I'm around 30 pages in and I can barely put it down to accomplish any of my school work!

Hannah Favre, studying psychology at Troy, to donor Steve Henderson