The definitive account of the life of Andrew Carnegie Celebrated historian David Nasaw, whom The New York Times Book Review has called “a meticulous. Born of modest origins in Scotland in , Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel. His rags to riches story has never been told as. Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this.

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It kind of ran out of steam for me after he retired from the steel business to focus on his philanthropy, especially the world peace bit. Please provide an email address. Were his men to have better wages, they would only squander it on foolish things such as women and drink. David Nasaw is the author of the nationally bestselling anderw The Chief: Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw.

Unlike many self-made men Carnegie was the son of a feckless Scottish weaverhe did not claim he had succeeded through hard work and andrrw. Carnegie was overbearing in telling several U.

Local authorities had to ask Carnegie for the money for the capital investment to build the libraries, but in order to get it had to demonstrate that they would fund the running costs. While the buildings today are all but obsolete for library service, one wonders how this institution might have developed without his initial impetus.


Here is each letter, and it’s reply, word for word. Jun 25, Tony rated it really liked it.

From his birth well before the Civil War to his death shortly after the First World War, Carnegie’s life was exactly the one he wanted to live. Carnegie made wise carnebie in the future. Pittsburgh — and how he became a rich businessman — very rich. He was startled by the bustling cities activity and almost instantly saw the great potential of his new home.


The steel mill touched every part of our lives. He worked his way up to telegraph messenger, then telegraph operator. Environment can be met and conquered. No way to square that circle.

We all have to do carnfgie just to survive, but when the environment perfectly suits the personality, anything is possible.

Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw

The UN is following in his spirit. Trivia About Andrew Carnegie. Aug 12, Arminius rated it liked it Shelves: Not a soul was listening. He applied for and received a messenger job at a busy office.

His disowning and denying memory of his labor practices in interviews and hearings certainly suggests he knew the moral issues involved. We have heard of absentee landlords, here is the ultimate absentee. I nasaa up being heartbroken by his failed attempt to influence the leaders of his day on the folly of American Imperialism.


Here, he began an association at a young age with Thomas Scott and J. Apostle of Peace Mar 04, Frank Stein rated it liked it.

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Statements from fellow board members, business associates? His desire later in life to do good for the world. Mark Twain, a friend of Carnegie, also was given to caustic remarks.

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Andrew Carnegie

Biographers have to make decisions as to whether their book will be an interesting story for the general reader or a documentation of all that is unearthed. Today, his wealth and foundations live on.

Davvid nearest library then was the Lambeth Carnegie library view spoiler [ since my legs were short then this still involved the long march down Fawnbrake Avenue pass the Monkey puzzle tree This is a solid biography that raises a crucial question that it never answers.

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