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The early 1900s were a very industrious time It was a time full of greedy millionaires It was the beginning of a new life for the entire world boats became more popular airplanes started becoming more of a reality Technological advances were happening constantly It was a time controlled by the Captains of Industry People like John Rockefeller Cornelieous Vanderbilt and Andrew Carnegie were leading America The Immigrants by Howard Fast is the story of determination and greed It is the story of an Italian immigrant who wouldnt stop at anything to get more than what he had Daniel Lavette along with few other people built their hopes into worlds of money and power Towards the end of the book Daniel looks back at his life and tries to explain himself to his wife The only way I can explain it is to say that I did what I had to because of the way I was I didnt give a damn about the money I never cared about the money Fast 459 Daniel goes on to explain that since he was never a kid he had to grow up before his time He started playing the game at an early age He was playing the same game the other captains of industry were playing It wasnt the money that drove him nor was it the money that drove the captains of industry The money played a trivial part in his life He played the game because it was all he knew how to do Another quote that was fitting to history was after Daniel found out that Mark Levy his lifelong partner had died The truth is Mark and I started dying a long time ago Fast 493 This is fitting because Mark and Daniel made so much money and focused on business their whole lives that they never really lived Mark Levy did not die a happy man The same
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