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Andrew Carnegie

Author: David Nasaw
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel ... Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Andrew Carnegie; Andrew Carnegie; Andrew Carnegie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Nasaw
ISBN: 9780143112440 0143112449
OCLC Number: 123114902
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©2006.
Description: xvi, 878 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Dunfermline, 1835-1848 --
To America, 1848-1855 --
Upward bound, 1853-1859 --
War and riches, 1860-1865 --
Branching out, 1865-1866 --
Man of energy, 1867-1868 --
"Mr. Carnegie is now 35 years of age, and is said to be worth one million of dollars," 1870-1872 --
"All my eggs in one basket," 1872-1875 --
Driving the bandwagon, 1875-1878 --
Round the world, 1878-1881 --
Making a name, 1881-1883 --
Mr. Spencer and Mr. Arnold, 1882-1884 --
"The star-spangled Scotchman," 1884 --
Booms and busts, 1883-1885 --
"Millionaire socialist," 1885-1886 --
Things fall apart, 1886-1887 --
Wedding and a honeymoon, 1887 --
Pinkertons and "Braddock's battlefield," 1887-1888 --
Friends in high places, 1888-1889 --
Gospels of Andrew Carnegie, 1889-1892 --
Surrender at Homestead, 1889-1890 --
"There will never be a better time than now to fight it out," 1890-1891 --
Battle for Homestead, 1892 --
Loch Rannoch, the summer of 1892 --
Aftermaths, 1892-1894 --
"Be of good cheer, we will be over it soon," 1893-1895 --
Sixty years old, 1895-1896 --
"An impregnable position," 1896-1898 --
"We now want to take root," 1897-1898 --
Anti-imperialist, 1898-1899 --
"The richest man in the world," 1899-1901 --
"The saddest days of all," 1901 --
"A fine piece of friendship," 1902-1905 --
"Apostle of peace," 1903-1904 --
"Inveterate optimist," 1905-1906 --
Peace conferences, 1907 --
Tariffs and treaties, 1908-1909 --
"So be it," 1908-1910 --
Best laid schemes, 1909-1911 --
"Be of good cheer," 1912-1913 --
1914 --
Last days, 1915-1919.
Responsibility: David Nasaw.

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Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel. This is a biography of Andrew Carnegie who is one of the America's famous and successful  Read more...

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