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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This book tells the dramatic story of his success and his fight. Whose hearts we touch; whose lives we inspire. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The problem was that gold remained more valuable to people prompting them to hoard gold or to sell it in Europe. He harshly dismissed employees who hindered the company and rewarded employees who advanced it.

In contrast, it’s principles are demonstrated more subtly and in more real-world manner. This was also a period of instability characterized by periods of boom and bust and the garst that not all citizens shared in the new wealth and optimism. He was satiric and had the power to irritate people. No trivia or quizzes yet.

He had a tremendous work ethic as evidenced by his passionate expenditure of time and mental and physical effort in the unwavering pursuit of his dream of building a great railroad. A heroic figure of daring risks who, through his exceptional motive capacity, not only saves a railroad system — but also the stuttering motor of the national economy.


The romance in the story is told with great wit, and the historical facts contained in the novel are treated with wisdom and education. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For example, inpopulists pressured Congress to enact a bi-metallic system of money by declaring that gold gart silver are equal in dollar value and that gold and silver dollars be interchangeable.


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Mark Twain called this period the “Gilded Age” — a period that was glittering on the surface but that was tarnished and corrupt underneath. The Driver ” to be “unsupported”, [2] and Stephan Kinsella doubts that Rand was in any way influenced by Garrett. They thought that people would work and be gardt if Congress created an abundant amount of fiat or “democratic” money.

Andrzej rated it really liked it Mar 01, It calls forth creativity. The rugged grarett main character, Harry Galt, is glorified but isn’t without his faults. The novel captures the essence of the progressive era of America that spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Galt was modeled on 19th century railroad czar and turnaround specialist, Edward H.

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In other words, he advocated public works financed by fiat money. 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 garte at the helm. A colossal contest it was, the minds of noble men wrestling with each other over the soul of the greatest nation on earth.

The Driver by Garet Garrett. In response to this economic adversity, in the winter ofJacob S.

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The nameless first-person narrator of The Driver is a reporter for an undisclosed newspaper who follows Coxey’s Army to Washington, D. Sep 03, Ryan Long rated it it was amazing.

Justin Raimondo has observed similarities between The Driver and Atlas Shruggeda novel by Ayn Randwhich has a railroad executive as its main character and another character named John Galt. Galt greatly underestimated the force of public opinion. In other words, a man must use his unique attribute, reason, to apprehend the natural order by which he is bound. The book is interesting because of the insights into how the railroad operated, how the stock market worked, and how people related to the stock market.


Jasyn Saffo rated it liked it Jan 22, He answered yes and explained that he did not know of a better investment. Published April 1st by Ad Publishing first published He tells the Committee that he is a farmer who farms the country, fertilizes it with money, sows it with more money, reaps profits, and sows the profits back again.

The story of commerce is the story of civilization. Carefully calculating his every action, Galt continually persisted to improve the railroad. Galt ultimately rebuilds the railroad from end to end. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work. This was an interesting read. Through his intelligence, hard work, and determination, he was able to take a failing company and revitalize it.

Wow, what an amazing book. As a result, the Treasury’s gold fund was continually depleted. It is a shame that it is not still in print. The destruction of the world through the eyes of an innocent child under guise of transcendent underachiever. Garet Garrett, author of The People’s Pottagetells the story of an upstart Wall Street speculator financier, Henry Galt, a shadowy figure who stays out of the limelight as much as possible until he unleashes a plan that had been years in the marking: Garrett tells that story like a master of the craft.

If Garrett is known at all today, it is by those who are captivated by the handful of intellectuals who wrote in opposition to the New Deal planning state and the regimentation of national life it brought about.