by Ayn Rand
John Galt Timeline and Summary
- Dagny meets John Galt in Atlantis
- Through flashbacks we learn the order of events leading up to this meeting:
- Galt invented the motor at the Twentieth Century Motor Factory.
- He quit the factory when the Starnes kids took over, vowing to stop the motors of the world.
- He began his strike with his friends Ragnar and Francisco.
- He slowly began recruiting more people to his cause.
- He started working a menial job at Taggart Transcontinental.
- He saw Dagny and fell in love with her.
- He watched her for a decade before meeting her.
- He often meets with Eddie Willers in the cafeteria and gets intel from him.
- He reluctantly lets Dagny go after she meets him in Atlantis.
- He follows her back to New York.
- The two have an encounter in one of the Taggart Terminal tunnels and start a romantic relationship.
- Galt gives a three-hour radio address on his values
- Dagny inadvertently leads the police to Galt and he is arrested.
- He refuses to cooperate with the government.
- He is forced onto TV for a sham banquet.
- He is tortured at the State Science Institute.
- His friends and Dagny rescue him.
- The group all escape back to Atlantis.
- Galt declares that their strike is over.