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The definitive biography of an industrial genius, philanthropist, and enigma....

Title : Andrew Carnegie
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ISBN : 0822959046
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press 1 edition June 7, 1989
Number of Pages : 1168 pages
File Size : 570 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Andrew Carnegie Reviews

  • NGS
    2019-02-08 05:49

    My former teacher and friend, Joe Wall, has written a classic that outlives him in bringing the Carnegie story to life.

  • Penny Speckter
    2019-02-01 07:15

    A wonderful biography. Read it about 20 years ago and wanted to take another look.

  • Dale B. Halling
    2019-01-20 06:04

    I have three main problems with this book:

  • Wilson R
    2019-01-28 05:00

    I am pretty sure its probably a good book.. i found no logical way of going through it and reading it.. it is written very strange.. i had to put the book down right away.. maybe it is just my experience. i am sure that maybe other people would find that the book is very informative...

  • T. Graczewski
    2019-02-04 01:14

    Joseph Frazier Wall's one-volume biography "Andrew Carnegie" is a "must read" for anyone interested in early American industrial development. However, just as Carnegie's life was much more than simply the story of steel production, so too is this biography. It is a fascinating look at the half-century of American history between the Civil War and World War I.

  • Bomojaz
    2019-02-12 00:48

    Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland in 1835 and came to America at age 13. He started working with the Pennsylvania Railroad, and then got in on the ground floor of the steel business. Unlike Rockefeller, his great rival in the race to become the world's richest man, who was motivated by a pious Baptist fervor, Carnegie was a Scottish agnostic Darwinist. (He was three times richer than Rockefeller, by the way.) A frequent contributor to popular magazines of the day, mainly on economic and social issues, he was a follower of Herbert Spencer.

  • Alan Venable
    2019-02-06 06:58

    I studied this book about 25 years ago when I was studying the Homestead Steel Strike, but I'm betting it's still the best all-around balanced and well written portrait of Carnegie. He's got to be about the most interesting of the great late 19th century US capitalists, the biggest rags to riches story of them all and a man whose mind tried to contain and maintain diametrically opposed ideas about rights of labor and rights of property. In the end, of course, he caved and went with the money, but hey, at least he never really felt good about it, and he did set the standard for philanthropy in the last 20 years of his life (after becoming the world's first billionaire in 1900). A very complex man, and Wall stays balanced about him. The biographies I've read of other steel barons in Carnegie's companies (eg, Frick, Charles Schwab) are mostly disappointing.