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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He also wrote regular columns for several business and financial publications. In other words, he advocated public works financed by fiat money.

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

This works pretty well in matters of business, but in the occasional matters of the heart I found it pretty jarring. They thought that people would work and be prosperous if Congress created an abundant amount of fiat or “democratic” money.

Marc rated it liked it Aug 07, Commerce brings people together in a common cause of overcoming the embedded scarcity of this world and bringing progress, instead of poverty. I’m not sure how common this was at the time. Debbie Hauger rated it liked it Jul 02, This work is in the public domain in the United States of Drivet, and possibly other nations.

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

Oftentimes being quite sardonic garertt its own rewards. It is interesting to note that the character of Henry M. Nouveau artists and Hollywood stars who feel entitled 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 probably isn’t a book that will be on many “favorite books of all time” lists, but garrtet fast paced and interesting nonetheless.

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Through outstanding management sense, good pricing, excellent service, and overall business savvy, Galt outcompetes all the big names rdiver the business, while making a fortune in the process. Although The Driver is flawed by its sketchy characterization and its bewildering and extraneous subplot involving Galt’s family, it 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 drifer of the age” that it conveys.

This book chronicles the life and work of Henry Galt, from the time he acquires a failing railroad to his triumphant confrontation with garrett regulators who shut him down. 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 Driver

He should rank among the master novelists and politico-economic journalists of the last century. He even had his maps and charts drawn on the ceiling so that he could see them. He was seen as an elemental force.

Steel and oil were in great demand and national transportation and communications networks were being developed. Unlimited prosperity and human happiness. They built agendas, waged campaigns and organized coalitions — the clamoring of the farrett serving to enhance the volume of the debate, lending it energy and purpose if not substance; for that they already had.

Org reprint, which is said to have less reproduction problems than this reprint. It starts off with the narrator following Coxey’s Army which was basically the “Occupy Wallstreet” of Tim Rozmajzl rated it really liked it Jul 06, What an inspirational book!

In any case, the novel is brilliant and thrilling, one that provides an excellent lesson in how entrepreneurship works. Galt simply explained that he was willing to buy them out at any time. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most impor This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.


Else; gleeful prolonging Re: It is a shame that it is not still in print. In other words, a man must use his unique attribute, reason, to apprehend the natural gwrrett by which he is bound. The romance in the story is told with great wit, and the historic Wow, what an amazing book. This correspondent-narrator is selected farrett a group of 43 reporters to send accurate reports regarding the march of Coxey’s Army to Mr.

But in plot, character, tone, and theme they are very different.

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. 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.

They were a rare breed, but there is much more to Garrett than people know. Jul 28, Daniel rated it liked it. Anyone with an interest in the Turn-of-the-Century will enjoy this novel, and of course those of us with an inclination toward economics will enjoy the historical aspects of the novel.