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This is an auction for THE PASSION OF AYN RAND by Barbara Branden.

Amazon.com reviews:

"Whether or not one subscribes to Rand's right-wing philosophy, this book is likely to make a lasting impression. Branden, a close friend of Rand in the 1950s and 1960s, offers us an intimate portrait, using printed sources, memories, and interviews as she eases back and forth between Rand's professional and private selves. Though occasionally marred by purple prose and the exuberance of a faithful disciple, this book nevertheless achieves a rare balance between engaged reminiscence and critical appraisal of this important conservative thinker."

"FIVE STARS!!! This book is a rare glimpse of a complicated genius from an insider's point of view. Barbara Branden wasn't just a bystander, she was a participant in the almost larger-than-life drama that surrounded Ayn Rand. Rand attempted to live as the characters in her novels, with sometimes disastrous results. Barbara does an admirable job of writing about Rand, without rancor but without glossing over some of the more unsavory aspects of Rand's life. At the same time, she acknowledges Rand's greatness. Not everyone is happy with Barbara Branden's version of Rand's life, but if you are at all interested in the writings and the woman, you must read this unique and valuable work."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1986.

442 pages + photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.95 (tracked mail).

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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