Here is a list of resources that will help further develop an understanding of Ayn Rand's philosophy, view of religion, and connection to libertarianism and Tea Party ideology.
BOOKS and FILMS:
Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne Conover Heller (2010) is the most recently written biography of Rand, which, in its 608 pages, does not leave a facet of Rand's life and work untouched.
Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns (2009) is a historical biography of Rand's life which focuses on her influence in American politics and culture from the 1930s to the present.
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff (1993) is a study of Rand's philosophical views.
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is a documentary film which explores Rand's life and work.
Rand discusses her views on God and religion in this compilation of video clips from various interviews.
Facets of Ayn Rand is a multi-media informational website about Rand's life and work, which includes photographs and audio clips.
During an interview in 1971, Rand answers questions about Libertarians.