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Ayn Rand & Objectivism Links Page
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Works  About  Ayn  Rand

essays at the Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment website
Essay #1 "Urgently Objectivist" (from WM Chapter 1) [June-July 2000]
Essay #32 "Standing on Ayn Rand" (from WM Chapter 18) [February 2003]
Essay #112 "Ayn Rand's Critical Mistake" [February 2017]

Is Objectivism a Religion? book by Albert Ellis  "Is Objectivism A Religion?" [1968] by Dr. Albert Ellis [1913-2007]
Psychologist Ellis participated in a May 1967 public debate with Nathaniel Branden about their respective therapies; the audience was for Branden, and Ellis 'lost' the debate, so he quickly published this book about the 'evils' of Objectivism. (Revised & reissued by Ellis in 2007 - see below)
Lyle Stuart hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Answer To Ayn Rand book by John W. Robbins  "Answer To Ayn Rand: A Critique of The Philosophy of Objectivism" [1974]
by John W. Robbins

A failed attempt to use Calvinist Protestantism to disprove Objectivism. (Objectivism is not a religion, so the idea that it is wrong because it disagrees with creepy Calvinism is spurious, and a waste of trees.)
Mount Vernon Publng pb [1974] out of print/used
Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand book edited by Douglas J. Den Uyl & Douglas B. Rasmussen  "Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand" [1984]
Edited by Douglas J. Den Uyl & Douglas B. Rasmussen

Univ of IL Press 9x5¾ pb [6/87] for $15.95
Univ of IL Press hardcover [5/84] for $29.95
Ayn Rand biography by James Thomas Baker  "Ayn Rand" biography [1987]
by James Thomas Baker

Twayne Publrs 8¾x5¾ hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Passion of Ayn Rand book by Barbara Branden  "The Passion of Ayn Rand" [1987] by Barbara Branden
Doubleday 9x6 pb [9/87] for $14.67
Doubleday 9x5¾ library hardcover [7/2008] for $26.95
David P. Hayes's rebuttal to the book
Showtime tv movie [May 1999] Directed by Christopher Menaul
Showtime color DVD [4/2002] for $9.09
Showtime color VHS [4/2002] for $5.88
full credits from IMDb

Ideas of Ayn Rand book by Ronald E. Merrill  "The Ideas of Ayn Rand" [1991] by Ronald E. Merrill
Open Court Publg 9x6 pb [12/91] for $17.95
Open Court 9½x6½ hardcover [12/91] out of print/used
updated & revised as 2012 book "Ayn Rand Explained" {below}
Ayn Rand Russian Radical book by Chris Matthew Sciabarra  "Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical" [1995]
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Kindle Edition from Penn State Univ Press [2nd edition 11/2013] for $14.95
Penn State Univ Press 2nd edition 9x6 pb [9/2013] for $37.95
Penn State Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/95] out of print/used
Penn State Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/95] out of print/50+ used
Without A Prayer: Ayn Rand & Her System book by John W. Robbins  "Without A Prayer: Ayn Rand and The Close of Her System" [1997]
by John W. Robbins

Author Robbins is a proponent of Gordon H. Clark's demented 'scripturalism', a doctrine that presumes that all wisdom & knowledge are contained in Xian scripture, so that evolution is "the greatest superstition of the XXth Century" and "all the laws of science are false" – nothing here for rational beings!

Ayn Rand / Sense of Life documentary film directed by Michael Paxton  "Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life" [Feb 1998 movie]
Oscar-nominated documentary film directed by Michael Paxton

Gibbs Smith 11x8˝ companion book [7/98] for $26.21
Strand Releasing Director's Vision DVD [10/99] 2 disks for $32.49
Image Ent. letterbox DVD [10/99] out of prodn/used
Strand Releasing color VHS [3/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbofficial websitemovie entry at Wikipedia

Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand book edited by Mimi Reisel Gladstein & Chris Matthew Sciabarra  "Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand: Re-Reading The Canon" [1999]
Edited by Mimi Reisel Gladstein & Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Penn State Press 9x6 pb [2/99] for $21.95
Penn State Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/99] for $66.00
My Years With Ayn Rand book by Nathaniel Branden  "My Years With Ayn Rand" aka 'Judgment Day' [1999]
by Nathaniel Branden

Jossey-Bass 9x6 pb [3/99] for $15.20

7/1989 C-SPAN BookNotes interview [1:06:50] of Branden about this book

New Ayn Rand Companion book by Mimi Reisel Gladstein  "The New Ayn Rand Companion, Revised" [1999]
by Mimi Reisel Gladstein

Greenwood hardcover [9/99] for $45.00
Rand biography by Allan Gotthelf  "On Ayn Rand" biography [1999] by Allan Gotthelf
Wadsworth Publg 8½x5½ pb [12/99] for $13.95
Reconsidering Ayn Rand book by idiot Michael B. Yang  "Reconsidering Ayn Rand" [3/2000] by Michael B. Yang
Intentional distortion: a religionist attempts to refute Objectivism by citing George H. Smith, G.H. Clark, and Christian scripture
do not buy this worthless book.
Ayn Rand biography by Tibor Machan  "Ayn Rand" biography [2000] by Tibor R. Machan
Peter Lang Publg pb [3/2000] for $24.95
Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand book by Louis Torres & Michelle Marder Kamhi  "What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand" [2000]
by Louis Torres & Michelle Marder Kamhi

Open Court Publng 9x6 pb [6/2000] for $17.56
Open Court 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2000] for $44.95
authors's booksite
Reason and Value / Aristotle versus Ayn Rand book by Roderick T. Long, with Fred D. Miller Jr. & Eyal Mozes  "Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand (Objectivist Studies #3)" [2000]
by Roderick T. Long

Essays by Long, commentaries by Fred D. Miller Jr. & Eyal Mozes, responses back & forth; 123 pages total
Kindle Edition from The Atlas Society [1/2015] for $3.49
The Objectivist Center 9x6¼ pb [10/2000] out of print/used
Maison d'Ętre Bookstore's Greek philosopher Aristotle [384-322 B.C.E.] Page
Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand book by David Kelley  "The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand: Truth & Toleration in Objectivism" [2001] by David Kelley
The Objectivist Center pb [12/2000] for $18.95
Transaction Publrs hardcover [2/2001] for $29.95
Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature  "Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature" [Aug 2001] by Greg Nyquist
Greg Nyquist is to Ayn Rand as Ellsworth M. Toohey is to Howard Roark
do not buy this book.
Ayn Rand & Business tripe by Donna Greiner & Theodore B. Kinni  "Ayn Rand and Business" [Oct 2001]
by Donna Greiner & Theodore B. Kinni

A terrible distortion of Ayn Rand and her philosophy
do not buy this book.
Facets of Ayn Rand book by Mary Ann & Charles Sures  "Facets of Ayn Rand" [2001] by Mary Ann & Charles Sures
Based on interviews with two staunch personal, longtime friends of Ayn Rand – a touching memoir of Ayn Rand, the person.
ARI Press pb [11/2001] for $19.95
official booksite
Objectivism and The Corruption of Rationality book by Scott Ryan  "Objectivism and The Corruption of Rationality: A Critique of Ayn Rand's Epistemology" [2003] by Scott Ryan
Author concludes that the epistemology of Objectivism is incoherent, and that it 'debases' both the concept and the practice of rationality.
Kindle Edition from iUniverse [2003 edition] for $3.03 {sic}
iUniverse 9x6 pb [1/2003] for $19.17
Ayn Rand bio by Jeffery Britting  "Ayn Rand" biography [2004]
by Jeffery Britting

Overlook hardcover [7/2004] for $13.57
Song of Russia book by Robert Mayhew  "Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism & Anti-Communism In 1940s Hollywood" [2004] by Robert Mayhew
Scarecrow Press 8¾x5¾ pb [12/2004] for $33.20
Fountainheads / Wright & Rand book by Donald Leslie Johnson  "The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, The F.B.I. & Hollywood" [2005]
by Donald Leslie Johnson

Speculative examination of the possible relationships between philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82] and architect Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-59], two versions of the movie "The Fountain-head", the F.B.I., and the Hollywood blacklist.
McFarland & Co. pb [9/2011] for $45.00
McFarland & Co. 10x7¼ hardcover [1/2005] for $75.00
Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics book by James S. Valliant  
"The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics: The Case Against The Brandens" [2005]
by James S. Valliant

Durban House 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2005] out of print/used
Age of Rand, Imagining An Objectivist Future book by Frederick Cookinham    "The Age of Rand: Imagining An Objectivist Future World" [2005]
by Frederick Cookinham

iUniverse 9x5¾ pb [6/2005] for $29.95
author's website
Ayn Rand / Writing Teacher book by Erika Holzer  "Ayn Rand: My Fiction-Writing Teacher" [2005]
by Erika Holzer

Madison Press pb [12/2005] for $20.00
Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics book by Dr. Tara Smith  "Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist" [2006]
by Dr. Tara Smith

Cambridge Univ Press pb [5/2007] for $25.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2006] for $79.20
Greenspan and Ayn Rand Debunked book by Albert Ellis  "Are Capitalism, Objectivism, and Libertarianism Religions? Yes!: Greenspan and Ayn Rand Debunked" [2007] by Dr. Albert Ellis [1913-2007]
Ellis starts with a premise and then cuts his arguments to fit; reviewers suggest that the writing is sloppy, the venom is obvious, and many definitions just plain off-base. NOT recommended. (Expansion of 1968 book)
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [1/2007] for $25.00
Objectivism in One Lesson book by Andrew Bernstein  
"Objectivism In One Lesson: An Introduction To The Philosophy of Ayn Rand" [2008] by Andrew Bernstein
Hamilton Books 9x6 pb [9/2008] for $29.68
author's official website
Objectively Speaking, Ayn Rand Interviewed book edited by Marlene Podritske & Peter Schwartz   "Objectively Speaking: Ayn Rand Interviewed" [2009]
Edited by Marlene Podritske & Peter Schwartz

Lexington Books 9x6 pb [1/2009] for $26.95
Lexington Books 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2009] for $28.59

"Ayn Rand, Fantasyland" essay [Spring 2009] by journalist Dan Cloer
read essay online at Xian-slanted Vision blogsite [est. 1999]

Ayn Rand For Beginners book by Andrew Bernstein & Owen Brozman   
"Ayn Rand For Beginners" [2009]
by Andrew Bernstein, Illustrations by Owen Brozman

Kindle Edition from For Beginners [10/2011] for $8.99
Steerforth Press 9x5¾ pb [8/2009] for $11.69
Goddess of the Market, Ayn Rand & the American Right book by Jennifer Burns   "Goddess of The Market: Ayn Rand and The American Right" [2009]
by Jennifer Burns

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $18.45
Ayn Rand & the World She Made biography by Anne Conover Heller  "Ayn Rand and The World She Made" [2009] by Anne C. Heller
"A comprehensive and eye-opening portrait of one of the most significant and improbable figures of the XXth Century"
Kindle Edition from Anchor Books [10/2009] for $11.61
Anchor Books 8x5¼ pb [10/2010] for $12.22
Nan A. Talese 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2009] for $35.00
Vision of Ayn Rand / Basic Principles of Objectivism book by Nathaniel Branden  "The Vision of Ayn Rand: The Basic Principles of Objectivism" [2009]
by Nathaniel Branden, Foreword by Barbara Branden

The never-before published 1960s lectures on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, taped and transcribed by the Nathaniel Branden Institute
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2014] for $9.99
Cobden Press 9x6 pb [12/2009] out of print/scarce
Cobden Press / Laissez Faire Books hardcover [12/2009] out of print/used
Ayn Rand In Her Own Words documentary film  "Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words" documentary film [2010]
The life and work of Ayn Rand described thru film and television, including
never-before-seen footage from the archives of the Ayn Rand Estate.

Directed by John Little & Robert Anderson
Entertainment One widescreen color/b&w DVD [5/2011] for $14.49
credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [1:43] on YouTube
Why Ayn Rand Is Wrong book by Levi Asher  "Why Ayn Rand Is Wrong - and Why It Matters" [2011]
by Levi Asher
{founder of the Literary Kicks website}
Author takes Ayn Rand seriously and attempts to refute her philosophy on purely logical grounds; he lays out three arguments against Ayn Rand's doctrine of rational self-interest, all revolving around the weak link in Ayn Rand's chain of premises (he says), a naive and contradictory psychological understanding of the meaning of 'self'.
Kindle Edition from Literary Kicks [4/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 8x5¼ pamphlet [4/2011] for $8.00

Atlas Begs To Differ book by Charles D. Hayes  "Atlas Begs To Differ: Why It's A Mistake To Believe In Ayn Rand"
[Autodidactic Press 10/2011] by Charles D. Hayes

'Self-taught' philosopher Hayes "attempts to crush the philosophy of Ayn Rand under the combined weight of ad hominem attacks and guilt by association" – and fails miserably!— do not buy this Kindle pamphlet
Ayn Rand Nation propaganda book by Gary Weiss  "Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle For America's Soul"
[St. Martin's Press 2/2012] by Gary Weiss

More 'blame-making' by conservatives, pointing the finger at Ayn Rand (dead thirty years now) for the mistake that is the TEA Party – invented, encouraged, and secretly funded by the Koch Brothers and other American fascists
Free Market Revolution book by Yaron Brook & Don Watkins  "Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Govern-ment" [2012] by Yaron Brook & Don Watkins, both from the Ayn Rand Institute
Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, which gets him on radio & TV acting like a jerk; the book is useful in seeing what the self-proclaimed 'keepers of Ayn Rand’s legacy' have to say.
Kindle Edition from Palgrave Macmillan [9/2012] for $12.99
Palgrave Macmillan 9½x5½ hardcover [9/2012] for $15.44

Ayn Rand Explained book by Ronald E. Merrill & Marsha Familaro Enright  "Ayn Rand Explained: From Tyranny To Tea Party" [2012]
based on Merrill's 1991 book {above} as 'Revised & updated by Marsha Familaro Enright'

Kindle Edition from Open Court [11/2012] for $9.99
Open Court 9x6 pb [11/2012] for $15.88

Life & Thought  
"Ayn Rand: Her Life & Thought" [7/99]
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Objectivist Center 9x5¾ chapbook [1999] out of print/scarce

"The Moral Revolution in Atlas Shrugged" [7/99]
by Nathaniel Branden

43-page Kindle Edition from The Atlas Society [12/2014] for $4.99
Objectivist Center 9x6¼ chapbook [1999] out of print/scarce

"The Literary Method of Ayn Rand" [10/2000]
by Nathaniel Branden

Objectivist Center 9x5¾ chapbook [1999] out of print/scarce

Ayn  Rand's  Minor  Non-Fiction  Works

Ayn Rand Answers book edited by Robert Mayhew  "Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A" [2005]
Edited by Robert Mayhew

NAL Trade 8x5½ pb [11/2005] for $9.75
Ayn Rand's Russian Writings  "Russian Writings On Hollywood" [1999]
ARI Press 9x6 pb [2/99] for $19.95
Return of the Primitive book by Ayn Rand  "Return of The Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution" [1999]
Meridian 8x5 pb [1/99] for $11.96
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy book by Ayn Rand  "Why Businessmen Need Philosophy" [1999]
A.R.I. Press 9x6 pb [1/99] for $19.95
Blackstone UNABR audio [7/2000] for $32.95
Art of Fiction book by Ayn Rand  "The Art of Fiction" [1999]
Plume 8x5 pb [1/2000] for $10.36
Ayn Rand Reader book   "The Ayn Rand Reader" [1999]
Plume 8x5 pb [1/99] for $13.56
Journals of Ayn Rand book  "Journals of Ayn Rand" [1997]
Plume 9x6 pb [8/99] for $15.16
Ayn Rand's Marginalia book edited by Robert Mayhew  "Ayn Rand's Marginalia" [1995]
Edited by Robert Mayhew

Second Renaissance Press 9x6 pb
[3/98] for $14.95
Letters of Ayn Rand book edited by Michael S. Berliner  "The Letters of Ayn Rand" [1995]
Edited by Michael S. Berliner

Plume 9x6 pb [2/97] out of print/used
Dutton hardcover [6/95] out of print/many used
The Ayn Rand Letter book  The Ayn Rand Letter, 1971-1976
Second Renaissance Press 11x8¾ hardcover [6/90] for $44.95
original bound volume or later 3-volume set sometimes available in used section
The Objectivist Newsletter books by Ayn Rand  The Objectivist Newsletter, 1962-1965
Second Renaissance Press 8½x6 hardcover [8/90] for $39.95

The Objectivist, 1966-1971
Second Renaissance Press 8½x6 hardcover [8/90] for $54.95

The Ayn Rand Column book  "The Ayn Rand Column: Written For The Los Angeles Times, 1962"
Second Renaissance Press 8¼x5¼ 2nd edition pb [10/98] for $14.95
Second Renaissance Press 8½x5½ pb [1/92] for $14.95
Gollivud American City of Movies book by Alisa Rosenbaum {Ayn Rand}  Ayn Rand's early Russian-language booklets "Pola Negri" [1925] and "Hollywood: The American City of Movies" [1926] are available only from antiquarian bookstores; there were some reproductions sold by ANNI Books of Moscow (circa 2006), but those folks are no longer in evidence on the web

Audio  Cassettes  &  CDs
Ayn Rand audio catalog at

Anthem novella by Ayn Rand on audio  "Anthem" [1938 novella]
Penguin ABR audio [3/2002] for $13.27
Blackstone UNABR audio [7/97] for $17.95
Penguin UNABR audio CD [3/2002] for $16.07
Atlas Shrugged novel by Ayn Rand on audio  "Atlas Shrugged" [1957 novel]
Highbridge ABR audio CD [6/2000] for $34.96
The World of Atlas Shrugged on audio  "The World of Atlas Shrugged: The Essential Companion To Ayn Rand's Masterpiece" [2001]
Highbridge UNABR audio [4/2001] 2 tapes for $13.26
Highbridge UNABR audio CD [4/2001] for $16.06
For The New Intellectual book by Ayn Rand on audio  "For The New Intellectual" [1961]
Blackstone audio CD [11/2000] for $69.99
Virtue of Selfishness book by Ayn Rand on audio  "The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism" [1964]
Blackstone UNABR audio [3/2001] for $39.95
Blackstone audio CD [3/2001] for $48.00
Capitalism The Unknown Ideal book by Ayn Rand on audio  "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal" [1967]
Blackstone UNABR audio [11/2000] for $69.95
Blackstone audio CD [11/20001] for $96.00
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy book by Ayn Rand on audio  "Why Businessmen Need Philosophy" [1999]
Blackstone UNABR audio [7/2000] for $32.95
Structure & Meaning In Ayn Rand's Novels book by Kirsti Minsaas on audio  "Structure & Meaning In Ayn Rand's Novels" [1994]
by Kirsti Minsaas

The Objectivist Center audio [10/94] out of prodn/scarce

Audio  Cassettes  from  Second Renaissance Press
"Sanction of The Victim" [6/81] out of prodn/scarce
"Apollo & Dionysis" [6/93] two tapes for $26.25
"Faith & Force: Destroyers of The Modern World" [6/93] for $29.95
"America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business" [6/93] for $20.75
"Robber Barons" [6/93] out of prodn/used
"What Is Capitalism?" [6/67] for $13.95
"Fiction Writing" [5/95] 21 tapes - out of prodn/used
"Ethics In Education" [6/93] out of prodn/scarce

Other  Works  by  Ayn  Rand

"Red Pawn"
unproduced screenplay for RKO based on Ayn Rand's 1930s novella
in 'pre-production' at Samuel Goldwyn 2003; no info at IMDb [2011]

"Love Letters" [movie released August 1945]
Love Letters  Screenplay by Ayn Rand, adapted from Chris Massie's book 'Pity My Simplicity'; directed by William Dieterle; starring Joseph Cotten & Jennifer Jones
not available on DVD/Blu-ray; Universal b&w VHS [2/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
"Lux Video Theatre" broadcast of 20 January 1955
video/kinescope not available; credits from IMDb

"Night of January 16th" [1941 movie]
Script by Delmer Daves & Robert Pirosh & Ayn Rand, adapted from her play
Directed by William Clemens, starring Robert Preston, Ellen Drew & Nils Asther
b&w video not available; full credits from IMDb

"Broadway Television Theatre" broadcast of 14 July 1952
video/kinescope not available; credits from IMDb

"You Came Along" [Paramount 4 July 1945]
Screenplay by Ayn Rand & Robert Smith
Directed by John Farrow, starring Robert Cummings & Lizabeth Scott
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"For The New Intellectual": An Interview With Ayn Rand [1961]
video not available; credits from IMDb

"The Husband I Bought" [tentative feature film for 2003]
Based on Ayn Rand's first short story in English, not published until 1984
Directed by Stephan Elliott; starring Ashley Judd & Charlize Theron
production stalled; no info at IMDb [2011]

"Ideal" [2004 video release]
Ayn Rand's play 'Ideal' was written in 1934 and not produced until 1989,
at the Melrose Theater in Hollywood, under the direction of Michael Paxton
credits at IMDb; available as an extra on the "Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life" 2-disk DVD

Ayn Rand Film Festival
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

includes feature films, filmed stageplays, documentaries, and {new} YouTube videos

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