Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business / Edition 2

Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business / Edition 2

by Harold C. Livesay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321043731

ISBN-13: 9780321043733

Pub. Date: 09/21/1999

Publisher: Longman

In this biography, author and scholar Harold C. Livesay examines the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie, one of the greatest captains of industry and philanthropists in the history of the United States. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography Series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas…  See more details below

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In this biography, author and scholar Harold C. Livesay examines the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie, one of the greatest captains of industry and philanthropists in the history of the United States. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography Series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. This best-selling biography offers students a lively and compelling portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest businessmen, while providing an avenue for exploring industrialism, capitalism, and the foundations of big business. Andrew Carnegie, The Gilded Age, Industrialism, Capitalism, American Steel, Carnegie Steel Company, Pennsylvania Railroad, Pittsburgh, Readers interested in Andrew Carnegie and American Industrialism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321043733
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
09/21/1999
Series:
Library of American Biography
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
4.95(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
IFlying Scots: In Search of a Dream3
IIThe Climb Begins17
IIIThe Apprentice Manager35
IVThe Apprentice Financier53
VThe Master Moneyman: A Fortune in Paper69
VIThe Master Builder: A Foundation of Iron87
VIIThe Master Builder: A Structure of Steel103
VIIIThe Master Manager: Costs, Chemistry, and Coke121
IXTriumph and Tragedy145
XCarnegie Challenges the World163
XIThe Climb Ends187
Epilogue211
A Note on the Sources215
Index221

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