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Book Title: The Cinder Buggy: A Fable in Iron and Steel|
The author of the book: Garet Garrett
Edition: The Ludwig von Mises Institute
Date of issue: 2007
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This is the second of three novels with a free market theme written by the author in the early 1920's, the first being "The Driver" and the last "Satan's Bushel". "The Cinder Buggy"'s plot revolves around the historic quest to perfect the manufacture of steel rails for the rapidly growing railroad industry, which initially used only iron rails. The steel age that would follow was the most dynamic in human history, as mighty skyscrapers, bridges, sailing vessels, and many other things which could only be dreamt of in the past, could now be built.
Garrett was a fine novelist, and successfully mixed in believable action and love sequences into his stories about the wonders of capitalism in a way that Ayn Rand could only envy.
The writing style is a bit old-fashioned, but easy to read and follow. "The Cinder Buggy" is great reading from the historical perspective, as well as a fine novel.
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Read information about the authorGaret Garrett was born in 1878 in Illinois. By 1903, he had become a well known writer for the Sun newspaper (1833–1950) in New York. In 1911, he wrote a fairly successful book, Where the Money Grows and Anatomy of the Bubble. In 1916, at the age of 38, Garrett became the executive editor of the New York Tribune, after having worked as a financial writer for The New York Times, the Saturday Evening Post, and The Wall Street Journal. From 1920 to 1933, his primary focus was on writing books.
Between 1920 and 1932 Garrett wrote eight books, including The American Omen in 1928 and A Bubble That Broke the World in 1932. He also wrote regular columns for several business and financial publications.
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