About the Author

James Sedgwick described himself thus:

I was born in time for the stock market crash of 1929, started high school at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and graduated from college into the Korean War. The military tried to teach me cryptography, which they had, and intelligence, which they had not.

My fascination with the way people think began in grade school, and has increased ever since. Starting in 1962, I learned by studying the works of Ayn Rand what the practical methods are for realizing the vast potential of human thought.

After a career of railroading, I turned to writing full time, trying to show how Ayn Rand's epistemological discoveries can be applied to make daily life better. My writing is done while listening to classical music. My thinking is done on long distance bicycle trips.

He died in 2003.