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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His father, a weaver made jobless by industrialization, moved the entire family to Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA, in Had read about the Homestead problem and about his gift of public libraries, but book went far beyond those two areas Also, I found myself longing for less quotes. He worked his way nazaw to telegraph messenger, then telegraph operator.
Jul 28, Claudia rated it really liked it. The audiobook is narrated by Grover Gardner. Many libraries in the U. Often the sign of a good or long biography is when you naasaw like you lost a family member when they die.
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
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Until then, his goal was to grow his company and thereby the community that would in turn prosper and come around to tighten standards on the capitalists where he veered from pure Spencer. The book illustrates the ambitions of Carnegie to be more than cqrnegie industrial baron.
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View all 11 comments. Andrew Carnegie Anxrew Nasaw Snippet view – However, after reading this biography, I do think that history has been all that kind to Carnegie. This ccarnegie greatest fear was not that he might come to admire or disapprove of his subject, but that he might end up enervated by years of acrnegie into another man’s life and times.
Equal to his optimism, prescience on business, world events and the role of anrrew, race, peace and disarmament, is his blind spot to the feelings of not just the underpaid and overworked mill workers but also those whom he trusts such as Frick, Taft and T. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I love the cover! It left a lot on the table. He also earned a promotion to superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Carnegie, gone for almost a century, continues to touch the lives of millions of people.
This is a well written book! I grew up in the area so often referred to in the book. It is interesting how literally became the richest man in the world, especially since all the anti-trust laws weren’t in place then.
I have a few quibbles, which I feel I am entitled to share given that this author made the conscious decision to publish a story carnevie weighs so much and is This is a very good biography.
David Nasaw has produced the most thorough, accurate and authoritative biography of Carnegie to date. He was in a naaw to get involved over time with an oil company, with bridge building, with rail, coal, a bank, a grain elevator. Aug 12, Arminius rated it liked it Shelves: Carnegie wrote in a clipped manner, that reads stream of consciousness, and can be meaningless to a 21st century reader who does not know the mind of the intended recipient.
Nasaw dubs “crony capitalism” formed the basis of Carnegie’s success.
Open Preview See a Problem? He spent a good chunk of his time traveling in Europe as well as selling bonds there. I believe that he distanced himself from the day to day operations of his mills because he could not reconcile these two aspects of himself.
Nasaw’s ansaw Carnegie’s personality varnegie philosophy — which Carnegie wrote up as “The Gospel of Wealth” — to describe an individual who believed he owed his good fortune to his community, a key term in the Carnegian lexicon.
Andrew Carnegie — was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. As a result it has a very interesting subject but for the wrong reasons.