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Andrew Carnegie : industrialist and philanthropist

Author: Zachary Kent
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2015]
Series: Legendary American biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant who rose from humble roots to become one of the most powerful and wealthy businessmen in the United States, with a steel empire that dwarfed all its competitors. Highlighting Carnegie's determination to succeed, author Zachary Kent shows how Carnegie, after becoming one of the wealthiest men in the world, gave away most of his fortune to philanthropic causes, building  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Andrew Carnegie; Andrew Carnegie; Andrew Carnegie; Andrew Carnegie
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Kent
ISBN: 9780766064355 0766064352 9780766064362 0766064360
OCLC Number: 889733516
Notes: "Originally published as Andrew Carnegie : steel king and friend to libraries in 1999"--Title page verso.
Description: 96 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The richest man in the world" --
The Scottish weaver's son --
Rise of an immigrant boy --
Young railroad man --
Investor and industrialist --
The steel king --
Man of the world --
Tragedy and triumph --
The great philanthropist.
Series Title: Legendary American biographies.
Responsibility: Zachary Kent.

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"Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant who rose from humble roots to become one of the most powerful and wealthy businessmen in the United States, with a steel empire that dwarfed all its competitors. Highlighting Carnegie's determination to succeed, author Zachary Kent shows how Carnegie, after becoming one of the wealthiest men in the world, gave away most of his fortune to philanthropic causes, building libraries and such famous landmarks as Carnegie Hall in New York City." -- From publisher website.

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