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Barbara Branden

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Barbara Branden is a writer and lecturer and is the author of The Passion of Ayn Rand.

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Atlas Shrugged at Fifty

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07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It was October 1957, several days before the official publication date. That evening, I went with Ayn, Frank, and my husband, Nathaniel, to see if the book was displayed in the Random House window. It was the first time we had seen the book outside of our own small, private world of Ayn’s apartment...


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'Atlas Shrugged' at Fifty

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12/22/2009Mises Media
I think of Ayn's happiness and expectation, I think of the pain and bitter disillusion that scarred the rest of her life — and something inside me twists in pain for her, and tears stand in my eyes, writes Barbara Branden. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Floy Lilley.
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