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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (484 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Nasaw Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Andrew Carnegie, whose lifetime spanned the era from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the First World War was America's first modern titan. In this magnificent biography, celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life this period of unprecedented transition - a time of self-made millionaires, scabs, strikes, and a new kind of philanthropy - through the fascinating rags-to-riches story of one of our most iconic business legends.

The Scottish-born son of a failed weaver and a mother who supported the family by binding shoes, Andrew Carnegie was the embodiment of the American dream. In his rise from a job as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory to being the richest man in the world, he was single-minded, relentless, and a major player in some of the most violent and notorious labor strikes of the time. The prototype of today's billionaire, he was a visionary in the way he earned his money and in the way he gave it away.

Nasaw explains how Carnegie made his fortune and how he tried to pull the world back from a war he predicted. Brimming with new material, personal letters, diaries, prenuptial agreements, letters to and from presidents and prime ministers, Nasaw plumbs the core of this fascinating man, fixing him in his place as one of the most compelling, elusive, and multifaceted personalities of the 20th century.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 2/20/2014

    " good history, unbiased i think "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by M. | 12/30/2013

    " This is a biography of, you guessed it, Andrew Carnegie. He's an incredibly intriguing historical figure. At 800 some pages, this book is quite a tome. But, it's well worth the time commitment and effort. Trust me on this. I especially recommend this book to folks who have an interest in American libraries an entrepreneurship. Carnegie was very instrumental in bringing many libraries to small communities across the U.S. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kirk | 12/7/2013

    " Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie, it's going to be a while, this book is huge! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yanjason80 | 11/27/2013

    " cant read the ending its so boring "

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