Carnegie (Paperback)

Author: Krass, Peter

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One of the first American entrepreneurs to achieve massive wealth, Andrew Carnegie rose from dire poverty to become a steel baron as well as one of the greatest philanthropists in U.S. history. In this first full-scale biography of Andrew Carnegie in 30 years, Peter Krass gives us a vivid portrait of a complex man with an uncanny sense of destiny, whose unswerving belief in himself was so powerful that it swept up many of the people around him and made them millionaires, too. Taking an impartial, clear-eyed view of his subject, Krass resists the temptation to either demonize or canonize Carnegie. He penetrates the public persona of the ruthless empire builder and tireless crusader for universal literacy and world peace to show a figure full of internal conflict and contradiction who ultimately made a lasting contribution to civilization.


Publisher Ingram Pub Services
Mfg Part# 9780471468837
SKU 33847439
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0471468835
Release Date 10/1/2003
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 5.75L x 1.5T
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Editors Note Critical Praise for Carnegie||"Seizing the mantle that J. F. Wall has held since 1970 as Andrew Carnegie’s definitive biographer, Peter Krass has written a superb new account of the legendary industrialist and philanthropist’s remarkable life."|||–Barron’s||"An objective and readable portrait of a fascinating, conflicted man."|||–Dallas Morning News||One of the major figures in American history, Andrew Carnegie was a ruthless businessman who made his fortune in the steel industry and ultimately gave most of it away.||In this compelling biography, Peter Krass reconstructs the complicated life of this titan who came to power in America’s Gilded Age, exploring the contradictions in the man who rose from lowly bobbin boy to build the largest and most profitable steel company in the world. Krass examines how Carnegie became one of the greatest philanthropists ever known–and earned a notorious reputation that history has yet to fully reconcile with his remarkable accomplishments.||Selected by Library Journal as one of the best business biographies of 2002
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Number of Pages 0612
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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