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 was truly an Driverr Rand with a Human Face book. Galt who, through his own vision and work ethic, takes over a failing Great Midwestern Railroad during an economic crisis, turning it into a hugely productive and profitable asset for the benefit of himself and the rest of the nation.

Through his intelligence, hard work, and determination, he was able to take a failing company and revitalize it. This book chronicles the life and work of Henry Galt, from the time he acquires a failing railroad to his triumphant confrontation with the regulators who shut him down.


Org reprint, which is said to have less reproduction problems than this reprint. He had no time for the press and did not engage in public relations. Trivia About The Driver. It starts off with the narrator following Coxey’s Army which was basically the “Occupy Wallstreet” of I loved it especially as one loves an underdog. In addition, the book driveg 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.

The romance in the story is told with great wit, and the historical facts contained in the novel are treated with wisdom and education. 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.


Garrrett and try again. The Driver is political and free-market capitalism historical fiction book. The tone and writing style is direct and matter-of-fact, tell don’t show.

Dec 14, Bob Ladwig rated it really liked it. Commerce brings people together in a common cause of overcoming the embedded scarcity of this world and bringing progress, instead of poverty.

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

This article about a s novel is a stub. Unfortunately, Garrett also includes a disappointing, confusing, frustrating, and mostly irrelevant subplot dealing with Galt’s family.

In contrast, it’s principles are demonstrated more subtly and in more real-world manner.

Whether it is a private man in the quiet of his home garreht becomes a better person — or a juggernaut who takes our ideas to the moon. The book that Ayn Rand actually stole some of her ideas for Atlas Shrugged from. From tohis primary focus was on writing books. Commerce calls on all the virtues, like courage, prudence, and justice, each balancing out the others.

Indeed, the book is overall very sound on the gargett question, showing the inflationist populist movement of the late 19th century to be a pack of fools.

His creative plan encompassed finance, physical resources, and business policy, reflected his great knowledge of the railroad and its properties, and was embraced by the Board. This age saw the rise of populist reformers who blamed greedy Robber Barons and speculators for society’s ills. Its explanation of drivet Panic of is fascinating.


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Sep 21, Joel rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page. Bill Wilberg rated it really liked it Oct 18, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nouveau artists and Hollywood stars who feel tarrett to lead through the sheer brazenness of their banality — juxtaposed as it always is against ignorance masquerading as outrage; condescension as thought; opinion as understanding.

This book was written inand people in the know might detect some similarity here with Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The Driver ” to be “unsupported”, [2] and Stephan Kinsella doubts that Rand was in any way influenced by Garrett.

What is great about this is how it explicitly shows that government regulation is fascistic as it is usually the competitors usning the club of the state to cripple the most cutting edge company. Hodgkin rated it really liked it Mar 02, Carefully calculating his every action, Galt continually persisted to improve the railroad. Galt dies a well-respected hero. The nameless first-person narrator garwt The Driver is a reporter for an undisclosed newspaper who follows Coxey’s Army to Washington, D.

Rather, he asked how the Great Midwestern can be built into the greatest transportation company in the world. He harshly dismissed employees who hindered the company and rewarded employees who advanced it. The story of commerce is the story of civilization.

This is only natural — we all acquire inspiration through the process of synthesizing what we learn into something new.