I came across this article was surprise by a paragraph near the end. It says:
Rand, a Russian-born American philosopher and novelist, is best known for her magnum opus, “Atlas Shrugged.” A joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club found that “Atlas Shrugged” is the second most influential book for Americans today, after the Bible. According to the Ayn Rand Institute, an estimated 20 million copies of her books have been sold.
The second most influential book for Americans today, after the Bible. Wow. I am going to have to study that a bit more since I think this sets up a tension in approach between the top two books on this list. Or, would some who support the top book think the second is a proper implementation of its principles.