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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Commerce brings people together in a common cause of overcoming the embedded scarcity of this world and bringing progress, instead of poverty. For many years, he exhibited his talents as a political commentator and essayist at the Saturday Evening Post.

Not only is The Driver a novel of high finance and Wall Street methods, it also paints a portrait of an efficacious and baret man who uses reason to focus his enthusiasm on reality in his efforts to attain his goals. 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. Other than that excellent book, and worth reading for anyone trying to understand history.

What drives commerce are passion and love, even to the point of fanaticism, but always directed to that one end of being more excellent in bringing to others what they need and desire. Jasyn Saffo rated it liked it Jan 22, I at one point gareg in the book, not realizing 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.


He thereby exhibited how invaluable he was to the railroad. 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.

The Driver

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It is written with a human factor, making the people and events around the crash of believable and understandable. Today — gareg course — novels are reserved for the likes of Tom Clancy and Dan Brown — cotton candy of the mind, serving better the big screen where ideas come in last place after violence and sex.

Galt invested all of himself, as well as all of his savings, into the Great Midwestern. We never know who reads us — we novelists. Wow, what an amazing book.

He was then varet about the disgruntled minority shareholders of the Orient and Pacific who were upset with the Great Midwestern for exercising the power of a majority shareholder. In this book, our story starts with Co A slower read than most, as this is based on history, in the person of Henry M Galt, known to the real world as E. In gardt words, he advocated public works financed by fiat money. I loved it especially as one loves an underdog. As a consequence, he developed better routes by cutting steep grades and by reducing or eliminating curves.


The Driver by Garet Garrett

This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. The government conspires with envious competitors to regulate him using the Sherman Antitrust Act, calling him a monopolist and accusing him of exploiting the public.

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As a financial journalist for several prominent papers, Garrett knew Wall Street well and wrote a series of novels portraying the morality of capitalism, production, and business activities. Steel and oil were in great demand and national transportation and communications networks were being developed.

Skip to main content. A recurring literary motif through the book has people asking: Ask Beethove There was a period in my life when I was both a male factor and a malefactor. It’s also got an enjoyable storyline in and of its own merit. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Oct 13, Roman Skaskiw rated it really liked garrettt. The Driver By Garet Garrett.

The novel is about Henry Galt, a Wall Street speculator who becomes a railroad man.