“What I came co realize about Carnegie is that he is really like a flawed Shakespearean hero he really did con ider the world a stage and when he was on. In more than pages, author Peter Krass delivers an almost overwhelming volume of facts about Andrew Carnegie, who certainly merits detailed study. Balanced Carnegie biography tries to reconcile philanthropist with Peter Krass knows the answer to a familiar question: How rich was.
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They would invest in coal, lumber, freight and telegraph companies, as well as real estate. I wish it were more widely read so the terror that results from a man like Carnegie’s ambitions would If ever there were a man you loved to hate.
He used his wealth to ascend the world’s political stage, influencing the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. Write a customer review. In this compelling biography, Peter Krass reconstructs the complicated life of this titan who came to power in America’s Gilded Age.
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Back cover copy 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 retirement, Carnegie became an avid promoter of world peace, only to be crushed emotionally by World War I. Geoff rated it really liked it Feb 14, Return to Book Page.
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The information about Carnegie’s life,friends, and attitudes was fascinating. Carnegie was a complex man of contradictions who made millions from exploiting people and then spent millions attempting to benefit humanity.
May 24, JD rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Sal Merola rated it it was amazing Dec 08, There’s a fine line between a historian’s disinterest and a poor writer’s willingness to let his subject matter run rampant, and I think Krass leans feebly to the latter.
Andrew Carnegie was an incredibly complicated man.
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Read something real instead of the 30 minute or worse, the 1hour treatments on PBS. Description 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.
Through a combination caenegie egotism, self-delusion, and unswerving belief in Social Darwinism Carnegie remained unburdened by the unethical and underhanded methods he deployed in achieving his ends – to the detriment of his workers, his rivals, and the very system of free competition in a capitalist economy.
Rcbrotherson rated it really liked it Aug 16, Carnegie got into steel via insider investments whilst working in the railroads.
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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Jun 07, George Anderson rated it really liked it. Mr Krass did a great job presenting the book in such an interesting way where he could never really quite bore you and you never really wanted to put the book down.
In retirement, Ccarnegie became an avid promoter of world peace, only to be crushed emotionally by World War I. But kraas facts the book presents answer its own dilemma: