A middle-aged couple struggles to keep their small business afloat as the U.S. government grows larger and the president assumes dictatorial power. Eventually, democracy and capitalism are crushed and the couple's small business is regulated out of business.
Book I - Atlas Chained - is about the husband & wife who fight the government and a mega-corp competitor (backed by powerful people in government) to keep their business open. Meanwhile, the U.S. president usurps power in Washington, doing away with democracy and capitalism and replacing it with his brand of socialism.
Book II - Atlas Revolts - The couple lose their business, but with the help of a powerful senator, they lead a movement for their state to break away from the United States. At the same time, the power of the president grows, until he too falls victim to another seeking to topple him.
Book III - Atlas Rises - Civil war erupts as Washington fights the break-away state. The couple and the senator establish a democratic, capitalistic, sovereign nation in the heart of America, and use entrepreneurial innovations created by their free system to defeat the dictator in the White House and reunite the country.
Atlas was the Titan (god) who held up the heavens in Greek mythology. Here Atlas holds up the ideals of democracy and capitalism. It was a similar theme in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."
We have no preconceived notions of the cover imagery or look. You may or may not use the image of Atlas, but we don't want it to look like a textbook or something hard to read. The book is about struggle, suffering and fighting, and ultimately about winning back the promise and hope of and opportunity for a better future.