The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie / Edition 1

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie / Edition 1

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by Andrew Carnegie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155553001X

ISBN-13: 9781555530013

Pub. Date: 10/15/1986

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

Of the many 'rags to riches' stories in US history, Andrew Carnegie's is one of the most fascinating. After immigrating from Scotland when he was a child, he worked his way up through a telegraph company, and with sheer determination and hard work, his investments in the railroads and steel made him one of the richest man in the world.

This story wouldn't be so

Overview

Of the many 'rags to riches' stories in US history, Andrew Carnegie's is one of the most fascinating. After immigrating from Scotland when he was a child, he worked his way up through a telegraph company, and with sheer determination and hard work, his investments in the railroads and steel made him one of the richest man in the world.

This story wouldn't be so interesting if he'd died with all of his loot: before he kicked the bucket he had given away 90% of his money. His philanthropy funded thousands of libraries, music halls and parks that were free to the public. Super-rich computer moguls today are left with this legacy, and it seems like Bill Gates and Paul Allen are following his lead. But even average business-minded folks today can read Carnegie's autobiography for such a takeaway. Here is a look into the life and mind of one of history's richest men-in both wealth and character.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555530013
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1986
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

I Parents and Childhood l

II Dunfermline and America 20

III Pittsburgh and Work 32

IV Colonel Anderson and Books 45

V The Telegraph Office 54

VI Railroad Service 65

VII Superintendent of the Pennsylvania 84

VIII Civil War Period 99

IX Bridge-Building 115

X The Iron Works 130

XL New York as Headquarters 149

XII Business Negotiations 167

XIII The Age of Steel 181

XIV Partners, Books, and Travel 198

XV Coaching Trip and Marriage 210

XVI Mills and the Men 220

XVII The Homestead Strike 228

XVIII Problems of Labor 240

XIX The "Gospel of Wealth" 255

XX Educational and Pension Funds 268

XXI The Peace Palace and Pittencrieff 282

XXII Matthew Arnold and Others 298

XXIII British Political Leaders 309

XXIV Gladstone and Morley 318

XXV Herbert Spencer and his Disciple 333

XXVI Blaine and Harrison 341

XXVII Washington Diplomacy 350

XXVIII Hay and Mckinley 358

XXIX Meeting The German Emperor 366

Bibliography 373

Index 377

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The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie 2.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 10 reviews.
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While the book does contain typographical errors due to the scanning process, it is a historical gem. So incredible to read the words of a man so devoted to philanthropy. He was before his time.
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