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NYSSA Author Series™: Anne Heller, "Ayn Rand and the World She Made”

Thursday September 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NYSSA Conference Center
Available as: Live Session;
Categories: NYSSA Author Series™, Programs for Members, Seminar, Value Investing

Please join us for an engaging and insightful conversation on one of the greatest political and economic thought-leaders of the twentieth century - Ayn Rand.

Based on original research conducted in Russia, detailed interviews with Ayn Rand's acquaintances and disciples, and previously unexamined audio tapes and letters, Anne Heller, in her book "Ayn Rand and the World She Made", provides the most detailed and accurate portrait of one of America's most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. 

"Ayn Rand and the World She Made" traces the life of Ayn Rand from her upbringing in czarist Russia, to her arrival in Hollywood, California. The book then follows Rand's philosophical and personal development into becoming an outspoken and controversial proponent of individualism and capitalism. Over time, Rand developed a cult-like following that would include government officials and economic leaders. By the time of her death, Rand was a larger-than-life figure who's cultural importance continues to gain momentum. In a 1991 survey sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club, readers named "Atlas Shrugged" the book that most influenced their lives, second only to the Bible. Later in 1998, "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountain Head" were voted as #1 and #2 among the 20th Century's 100 Greatest Books in a survey conducted by Modern Library.

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Anne Heller is the author of "Ayn Rand and the World She Made", which was a New York Times Notable Book. Heller is also on the Board of Directors of the Biographers International Organization, on the Advisory Board of the New York University Biographers Seminar and is an Adjunct Professor in Literature at Bard College. Heller was also a managing editor of The Antioch Review, a fiction editor of Esquire and Redbook and was an executive editor of the magazine development group at Conde Nast Publications. In August, Heller will be launching her second book, "Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times". 

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In-Person Program Details

Thursday, September 24, 2015

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

NYSSA Conference Center
1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, (entrance on 45th Street)
New York, NY 10036

Member $25
Nonmember $50
Student Member $20
($10 surcharge for walk-ins)

Registration Deadline 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CFA Institute CEs
Credits= 1.5 

Anne Heller, Author of "Ayn Rand and the World She Made”

Elliot Trexler

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