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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 Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781469060460
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 Yanjason80 | 11/27/2013

    " cant read the ending its so boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabur76 | 11/22/2013

    " I needed to know more about Carnegie and this book provided the information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindi Bennett | 11/6/2013

    " Ok, I didn't read the whole book...just listened to the last 1/3rd with Adam and he filled me in on the rest. Very interesting, historically insightful too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Naas | 11/5/2013

    " What a book..I could not out this bio down. It moves through the life of this magnate like a novel. Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Schibley | 9/11/2013

    " Good account of the most powerful man in America during his time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 12/18/2012

    " Just started this. I find him fascinating! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 11/21/2012

    " A very readable bio of a really interesting person! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greynomad | 11/19/2012

    " interesting read but do i really need a date by date story of his life? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 10/22/2012

    " Very detailed biography of philanthropist. Paints a true portrait of a man that did incredible things by giving away his fortune, and establishing a trust that would continue his work after his death. Doesn't sugar coat his imperfections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 12/24/2011

    " Read for book club--although I can appreciate the research and overall work put into the book, it's not my kind of reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gilbert | 9/12/2011

    " I am enjoying this bio of Andrew Carnegie. Having now been in Pittsburgh several times, this helps link his life with that city for me. Not a quick read, but very good, well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 7/22/2011

    " whew! that was hard to get through. i think it could have easily been 400 pages. i skipped some parts :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig Broccoli | 7/11/2011

    " Great history of Carnegie,but a bit long and slow (expected). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 2/10/2011

    " Great biography. David Nasaw does a fantastic job putting Carnegie's life in historical context. He also highlights the many contradictions in Carnegie's character without taking sides. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/25/2010

    " Well written and researched but way more than I needed to know about Mr. Carnegie and in many ways, not enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/19/2010

    " Needed more biography and less quoting of every single letter, telegram, editorial, pamphlet and speech that A.C. gave over 80 years. The 801 pages felt padded by all the quoting when a simple, "in AC's letter to TR, he urged the president to eshew militarism." would have sufficed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gilbert | 8/17/2010

    " I am enjoying this bio of Andrew Carnegie. Having now been in Pittsburgh several times, this helps link his life with that city for me. Not a quick read, but very good, well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 8/16/2010

    " Great history of Carnegie,but a bit long and slow (expected). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 4/13/2010

    " Crap! If this mans life was this boring he should have died sooner. Long, long winded, long since forgotten. Read Titan instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabur76 | 1/23/2010

    " I needed to know more about Carnegie and this book provided the information. "

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About the Author

David Nasaw is the author of Andrew Carnegie, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, awarded the New York Historical Society Prize in American History, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, winner of the Bancroft Prize for history and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. He is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.