It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand [NOOK Book]

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In It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand, Jerome Tuccille takes the reader on a “hilarious romp through the wild and kooky reaches of the libertarian right,” according to Publisher’s Weekly. Along the way he explodes many myths surrounding leading right-wing heroes, including Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and many others. He doesn’t spare himself from the satirist’s pen either, describing in detail his comic run ...
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It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand

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In It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand, Jerome Tuccille takes the reader on a “hilarious romp through the wild and kooky reaches of the libertarian right,” according to Publisher’s Weekly. Along the way he explodes many myths surrounding leading right-wing heroes, including Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and many others. He doesn’t spare himself from the satirist’s pen either, describing in detail his comic run for Governor of New York in 1974—an adventure that ended in near bankruptcy and personal turmoil.

“[Tuccille] is damned funny. His book is a quick read; its pages turn quickly. This is pop history, not deep theory, so most of the pauses in the reading are caused by sudden bouts of laughter. What are we to make of a book that, when discussing Rand's comments about pollution, adds, ‘Ayn, you sweet, lovable, crazy bitch’? David Friedman wrote in his foreword to the 25th anniversary edition of this book: ‘If you are looking for a careful scholarly history of the libertarian movement... you had better look somewhere else. But for a vivid and entertaining picture of the early years of libertarianism, Tuccille's book has no equal.’”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013214989
  • Publisher: WinklerMedia Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 324
  • File size: 231 KB

Meet the Author

Jerome Tuccille is the author of the libertarian classic, It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand. He has also authored more than twenty-five other books, including best-selling, highly acclaimed biographies of Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, Alan Greenspan, and the Hunts of Texas. Tuccille’s book, Heretic: Confessions of an ex-Catholic Rebel, was a Barnes & Noble Publisher’s Choice selection. Tuccille taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City and is a former Free Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York. He is a member of Authors Guild and American Society of Journalists and Authors.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Author is a libertarian that dislikes Ayn Rand. Drops the F bomb

    Author is a libertarian that dislikes Ayn Rand. Drops the F bomb 5 times in the sample alone.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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