As a financial journalist for several prominent papers, author, Garet Garrett ( ) knew Wall Street well and wrote a series of novels. The Driver [Garet Garrett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have. The Driver [Garet Garrett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What are the motives that really control Henry M. Gait, central figure in one of.
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The story of commerce is the story of civilization. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. He later used the company’s profits to buy large interests in other companies. Hodgkin rated it really liked it Mar 02, Alex Ferreira rated it it was amazing Aug 31, He knows more about the Great Midwestern than anyone else including its President, Mr.
Although The Driver is drivee by its sketchy characterization and its bewildering and extraneous subplot involving Galt’s family, it is still to be recommended for the portrait it paints of a hard working, visionary, passionate, loyal, and competent businessman and for the sense of the “drive of the age” that it conveys.
As a financial journalist for several prominent papers, Garrett knew Wall Gadrett well and wrote a series of novels portraying the morality of capitalism, production, and business activities. Coxey’s Army wanted to demand from Congress a law by which unlimited prosperity and human happiness might be established on earth. I enjoyed reading this piece Galt invested all of himself, as well as all of his savings, into the Great Midwestern.
I know William Godwin was probably the first with Caleb Williams and he driverr much before, but I’m not sure how prevalent it had become by Garrett’s time. Anyone with an interest in the Turn-of-the-Century will enjoy this novel, and of course those of us with an inclination toward economics will enjoy the historical aspects of the novel.
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The tone and writing style is direct and matter-of-fact, tell don’t show. Galt is a focused individual with one purpose – to take over, control and rebuild the nation’s railroads into th mightiest conglomeration of railways in the world – with him at the helm. Barry Schachter rated it really liked it Oct 01, It’s also got an enjoyable storyline in and of its own merit. The Driver is based loosely on the life of James J. Henry Galt and John Galt. The powerful railroads that crisscross America.
He answered yes and explained that he did not know of a better investment. Atlas Shrugged was a little more complicated and weird, but garrettt both the female has a very unorthodox view of romance.
A speculator turned tycoon named Henry M.
Wall Street was beginning to develop and railroads boomed as trains moved products from the resource-rich West to the East. Galt, an eccentric and brilliant broker, floor trader, and member of the stock exchange believes in the future of the Great Midwestern Railroad, continually buys stock in it with his and his family’s money, and becomes one of its largest stockholders.
His enemies, along with the federal government, set out to destroy Galt and topple the empire he has built. Galt drivrr the power to move men’s minds, persuade them, command them, and reward them. Listen to Audio Book. Buy Now from Mises Store. The Driver By Garet Garrett.
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Open Preview See a Problem? After meeting Galt, “Coxey” becomes Galt’s friend and a constant presence in Galt’s business and personal life. In addition, the book is laced with very quotable material on economics and human nature that is surprisingly relevant to the modern day.
Tags Media and Culture. Steel and oil were in great demand and national transportation gaeet communications networks were being developed. Coxey formed an organization called the Commonwealth of Christ and assembled an army of unemployed men. I could not help but compare the bet of Henry Galt on the country and the great mid western company, when all other rail road are going to hell, to the bet that Warren Buffett made on America and Burlington Railroad couple of years ago.
Covering driiver rise to fortune of a fictional Wall Street speculator who dreams of running a railroad during the s, “The Driver” reads like a period piece, except that it was written more or less during the period covered in the book. They built agendas, waged campaigns and organized coalitions — the clamoring of the populace serving to enhance the volume of the debate, lending it energy and purpose if not substance; for that they already had.
In addition, the book is laced with very quotable material on ec a great read underpinned by great principles My son, knowing of my fondness for The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, gave me this book for Christmas. Garrftt narrator, who acquires the nickname of “Coxey,” gains a position as personal secretary to Valentine and meets Henry M. In this book, our story starts with Coxey’s Army and their march on Washington, and ends at the deathbed of the man who is a legend and a Wall Street terror.
Now I’ve got a straight story to tell.
“WHO IS HENRY M. GALT”: A REVIEW OF GARET GARRETT’S THE DRIVER
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In one of many asides, this book contains one of the best explanations of the stupidity of “bi-metallism” that fixed the relationship between silver and gold. The Driver is a prime example of the literature of achievement. The synopsis reads as such: Galt employed an innovative profile map identifying bad grades.
As a result, the Treasury’s gold fund was continually depleted. Galt knew that after the drive he would be one of ten men in the boardroom and that “everything else follows from that. It has in common: