The Golden Pinnacle - A Novel of Freedom and the Industrial Revolution

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You Don’t Know What You’ve Lost If You Don’t Know What You Had

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Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478267186
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The Golden Pinnacle’s website: http://www.thegoldenpinnacle.com
Robert Gore’s Straight Line Logic website: http://straightlinelogic.com

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How do we recapture the Industrial Revolution's intoxicating spirit of unfettered freedom, unlimited possibilities, unbounded confidence, and buoyant optimism? What makes this time, so different from our own, possible? Liberty is America's birthright, but before we can reclaim what we’ve lost, we must discover what we had.

Restoring America's freedom will be a thousand-mile journey. From the author of http://straightlinelogic.com, this epic novel takes a first step. Complete in itself, it is volume one of a trilogy chronicling America's rise, descent, and eventual rebirth, told through the sweeping, historical family saga of the Durands.

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Here’s what members of Galt’s Gulch have said about The Golden Pinnacle:

"I heard about this book on a forum dedicated to fans of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy (http://galtsgulchonline.com), otherwise it would have escaped me. I had other reading plans for the summer but I immediately ordered it from Amazon so I would have when I was ready. I say this because I took a little peep, abandoned a bio of Benjamin Franklin and was unable to stop reading until it was finished....

"Anyone that is interested in the period between the Civil War and 1913 when capitalism had its short run will like the message. Anyone that likes a story about strong family relationships, moral principles and strength of character will also like the story. I highly recommend it."

Brenda D. Shapard

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"I just finished the final chapter, and found myself moved to tears. The author, Robert Gore, takes the reader through the life of protagonist, capitalist and tragic hero Daniel Durand, from the Civil War to the demise of the freedoms this country was founded on."

"It sheds light on a chapter of history, the industrial "revolution", during which inventors, visionaries, and men with ideas, propelled this country, and ultimately the world forward into an age of unprecedented prosperity and innovation. Their ability to reap the benefits of that effort, through the reinvestment of capital back into their businesses, to reward the men and women who used their minds, not pull or cronyism, to achieve that success was what the founders of this great nation envisioned....

"This is a MUST READ for all who wonder what happened to the unflinching American spirit that sparked a revolution, first to break with a despotic monarchy, and then to create wealth and industry such as never had been seen before, or since. Let it inspire you as it did me."


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I could hardly put this book down, much like when I read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Ed Weaver

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First - Damn You Robert Gore!

My life and projects over the last 48 hours were completely overturned by a compulsion bordering on mania to finish your damn book! I invested a full day of my own writing time reading yours.

Second.- Thank you Robert Gore. You have given me a new hero and a new villain to understand my life through and guide my choices. I look forward to the predictably many inspirational moments I will have moving forward...I feel better having known Mr. Durand.

Third, I am glad to have another novel to recommend whose characters and logic cause the reader to confront the basic facts about human character and work - especially the world of banking and finance - you exposed the shadows to light and revealed its manifold colors. Well done!

Fourth - If you have not read Golden Pinnacle yet, give yourself the gift of doing so. it will be a treat for you.

In the name of the best within us!

Mark Michael Lewis

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And from other readers:

If I could give this book a 1000 star rating, I would. This is one of those books that clearly gets inside your mind and your soul. Despite the book being fairly hefty, I found myself reading this book as slowly as I could just so it would last a bit longer. Can't say I have ever done that before. My advice: when you decide to read this masterful piece of historical fiction, clear your schedule because you will not want to put this book down....

...I can honestly say that this book is one of three I have read that I will never forget.

My understanding is that this book represents the first part of a trilogy. I can't wait for the next two volumes.

Curtis Dunne

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Wow! I loved reading this book! I don't want to give too much away, but The Golden Pinnacle spans an amazing time period in American History, via the main character Daniel Durand, that doesn't get talked about anywhere near as much as it should. Is this even taught in schools anymore? Robert Gore's characters are vivid and bring to life many of America's early struggles and accomplishments that made the U.S. great. Golden Pinnacle is a lesson in politics, history, business, banking, capitalism (the free market), the federal reserve and, maybe most importantly, the importance of integrity among free men....which, these days, seems to be a thing of the past. I hope Robert Gore has more stories of the Durand family in store for us soon.


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I liked this book very much while I was reading it, but I can now appreciate it, and the author's expertise, even more after finishing it....

... The real value lies within the final chapters as the author leads the reader to understand the realities of our country's financial and political turmoil is in fact rooted within the historical context of The Golden Pinnacle. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Gore's works.


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Discover The Golden Pinnacle!

The American Revolution was fought for liberty; during the Industrial Revolution America lived it!

The time receives short shrift from historians and novelists alike. It is usually cast in a negative light and dismissed as a "Gilded Age," not the Golden Age it was. The United States transformed itself from a nation of small farmers and merchants, in ruins and deeply divided after the Civil War, into an economic powerhouse in less than five decades. The world witnessed an explosion of innovation and enterprise not seen before or since. Virtually every good, service, and technology we have today had its roots in that period.

The age's most compelling stories are of the entrepreneurs who built the nation, men and women who started with little or nothing and created empires. The hero of The Golden Pinnacle, Daniel Durand, fits the archetype, an up-from-nothing orphan who does not know his birthday or how he got his name, but makes his fortune on Wall Street, even as a dark secret and a deadly fissure threaten his family. Unlike many of the era's giants, Daniel recognizes the essential condition for his and America's success―freedom―and fights for it.

Kirkus Reviews said The Golden Pinnacle is: “A historical novel as grand and ambitious as the characters and eras it portrays.”
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  • Posted by tkstone 6 years, 1 month ago
    Loved your book Robert and can't wait for next installment. This is a "must read" recommendation for my three grown sons.

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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
      Glad you liked it. I can't yet say when the next installment will be out. Like TGP it is research extensive and I'm a fairly slow writer, but I'll get there. If you're so inclined, put up a review on Amazon. It doesn't have to be anything fancy or long, but evidently favorable reviews help on Amazon's search metrics. I hope your sons take your recommendation and enjoy it as well. Thanks for taking the time to post on GG.
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  • Posted by coaldigger 6 years, 2 months ago
    Ha. Ha. I see my wife has now appeared on The Gulch. Since she is the Amazon shopper, any comments I make on books, electronics, car parts, spray paint etc. she gets credit for. I am ok with that but I doubt she will ever post on the Gulch. She hears so much Ayn Rand from me and my oldest son that she doesn't look for more. I loaned TGP to my middle son to read but he is too busy building his business. I think the message would be of great value to him but he is more of a doer than a reader so it will take some time. In high school, it took him about three years to read The Hobbit (a family joke).
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  • Posted by mccannon01 6 years, 5 months ago
    Greetings, straightlinelogic:


    I purchased and read The Golden Pinnacle in Kindle format some time ago and enjoyed every word. Is there a sequel on the way? My version is a five part series and am curious if there are more.
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 5 months ago
      The Golden Pinnacle is the first in a trilogy that runs from the Civil War to some point in the future. The next book runs from the 1920s to the 1970s, but it is some ways down the road. I'm about a quarter of the way through the first draft, but like The Golden Pinnacle, it is a research intense effort. Also, I am working on an investment newsletter right now, so the second book has been put on termporary hold until the newsletter gets off the ground. I'm glad you like The Golden Pinnacle and thanks for the compliment.
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  • Posted by $ HeroWorship 5 years, 8 months ago
    In anniversarium (?) I will add my $0.02 and say again how much I enjoyed this book. I love it for the same reasons I love Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged - a story of intelligence, industriousness, and human ability.
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    • Posted by $ 5 years, 8 months ago
      Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. For those who have asked, the second part of the projected trilogy is coming along, but it's research intensive and it will be a while. I'm also working on a much shorter book, probably out this year, blackly satirical, which matches my mood and seemingly the mood of much of America.
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