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 is gsret novel, but the events circa the last turn of the century are eerily similar to what is going on today. It is through the eyes of this reporter-narrator that readers understand the career, struggles, and evolution of a little-known Wall Street speculator and risk-taker to king of Wall Street and to a potential economic dictator of the United States.

Lists with This Book. In gaaret 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.

I at one point early in the book, not driber it was written inassumed the events were set in the Great Depression, as the similarities to that era and to our recent “Great Recession” were so glaring.

I’d say that’s enough to at least indicate a very strong possibility that Rand had read and was influenced by Garrett.

Perhaps Garrett was an gwret to Rand, as Rand has been an inspiration to me. After meeting Galt, “Coxey” becomes Galt’s friend and a constant presence in Galt’s business and personal life. What an inspirational book! In other words, a man must use his unique attribute, reason, to apprehend the natural order by which he is bound.


National Affairs: The Story of Harriman THE DRIVER-Garet Garrett- Dutton.

Ask Beethove There was a period in my life when I was both a male factor and a malefactor. He thereby exhibited how invaluable he was to the railroad. Oct 05, Doris rated it it was amazing. Byhe had become a well known writer for the Sun newspaper — in New York.

And — at least for me — is what makes writing all the more fun.

National Affairs: The Story of Harriman THE DRIVER-Garet Garrett- Dutton. – TIME

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Commerce brings people together in a common cause of overcoming the embedded scarcity of this world and bringing progress, instead of poverty. Galt’s testimony turns public opinion overwhelmingly garregt his favor. Steel and oil were in great demand and national transportation and communications networks were being developed.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The novel is about Henry Galt, a Wall Street speculator who becomes a railroad man.

Barry Schachter rated it really liked it Oct 01, 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.

Yet we continue on, with the confidence garret somewhere in the darkness our words are finding a resting place. They were not afraid of their talent, those confident men of old. 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: In other words, he advocated public works financed by fiat money.


In response to this economic adversity, in the winter ofJacob S. Org reprint, drver is said to have less reproduction problems than this reprint. The government conspires with envious competitors to regulate him using the Sherman Antitrust Act, calling him a monopolist who is exploiting the public. Hodgkin rated it really liked it Mar 02, He was seen as an elemental force. He also wrote regular columns for several business and financial publications.

The Driver is a novel by Garet Garrett. Center for Libertarian Studies.

Commerce calls on all the virtues, garey courage, prudence, and justice, each balancing out the others. The Driver by Garet Garrett. This, my friends, is how the battle of ideas is won. But his successes breed trouble. A recurring literary motif through the book has people asking: The romance in the story is told with great wit, and the historic Wow, what an amazing book.

Books by Garet Garrett. Galt himself delivers some fantastic defenses of hard money and free markets. Garet Garrett was born in in Illinois.

Byhe sat on the board of the Illinois Central and initiated its huge expansion program. Home Mises Library The Driver. Jul 26, Marcus rated it garrettt liked it Shelves: View the discussion thread. Listen to Audio Book. The prose in this book really makes it stand out.

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