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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Dgiver Read Edit View history. The Driver By Garet Garrett. The government conspires with envious competitors to regulate him using the Sherman Antitrust Act, calling him a monopolist who is exploiting the public. Return to Book Page.
In other words, he advocated public works financed by fiat money. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. During this formative period, America’s agrarian society of farmers and small producers was transformed into an urban society in which the corporation became the dominant form of business organization.
The prose in this book really makes it stand out.
“WHO IS HENRY M. GALT”: A REVIEW OF GARET GARRETT’S THE DRIVER
She might have read it, or it might be a coincidence. Debbie Hauger rated it liked it Jul 02, It is interesting to note that the character of Henry M. The tone and writing style is direct and matter-of-fact, tell The Driver is political and free-market capitalism historical fiction book.
He knew that if that were done, then the driber would take care of itself. This article about a s novel is a stub. Galt had the power to move men’s minds, persuade them, command them, and reward them.
National Affairs: The Story of Harriman THE DRIVER-Garet Garrett- Dutton.
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. Galt’s family gains some acceptance and Galt is able to take actions to reverse the decline in the price of the Great Midwestern’s stock.
I’m not sure how common this was at the time. The destruction of the world through the eyes of an innocent child under guise of transcendent underachiever. As he said, “it could go either way. The tone and writing style is direct and matter-of-fact, tell don’t show.
Although The Driver is flawed by its sketchy characterization and its bewildering and extraneous subplot involving Galt’s family, garrwtt 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.
Unfortunately, Garrett also includes a disappointing, confusing, frustrating, and mostly irrelevant subplot dealing with Galt’s family. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public.
The Driver by Garet Garrett
During this period, industrialization and a wave of immigrants altered the fabric of American life which became increasingly urban, industrial, and specialized. This age saw the rise of populist reformers who blamed greedy Robber Barons and speculators for society’s ills.
The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement. Published April 1st by Ad Publishing first published Garrett tells that story like a master of the craft.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In time, Galt would overthrow Valentine thereby also becoming the company’s President. Galt himself delivers some fantastic defenses of hard money and free markets, both in conversation and in front of the US Congress.
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. Atlas Shrugged was a little more complicated and weird, but in both the female has a very unorthodox view of romance.
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