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Autobiography Of Andrew Carnegie

Author : Andrew Carnegie
ISBN : HARVARD:HB0BJM
Genre : Industrialists
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The Gospel Of Wealth Essays And Other Writings

Author : Andrew Carnegie
ISBN : 014303989X
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the essay, Carnegie argues that the accumulation of wealth is beneficial to society and the government should take no action to impede it. He wrote, "The man who dies rich dies disgraced." and practiced what he preached and spent his last years giving away his vast fortune.

The Autobiography Of Andrew Carnegie And His Essay

Author : Andrew Carnegie
ISBN : 9780486496375
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the earliest memoirs of an American capitalist, this 1920 volume recounts an immigrant's rise from clerk to captain of industry and steel magnate. Includes Carnegie's treatise on his philanthropic views.

Andrew Carnegie

Author : David Nasaw
ISBN : 1101201797
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Selection of the Financial Times Business Book Club Celebrated historian David Nasaw, whom The New York Times Book Review has called "a meticulous researcher and a cool analyst," brings new life to the story of one of America's most famous and successful businessmen and philanthropists—in what will prove to be the biography of the season. Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel. His rags to riches story has never been told as dramatically and vividly as in Nasaw's new biography. Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and crusading for international peace. For all that he accomplished and came to represent to the American public—a wildly successful businessman and capitalist, a self-educated writer, peace activist, philanthropist, man of letters, lover of culture, and unabashed enthusiast for American democracy and capitalism—Carnegie has remained, to this day, an enigma. Nasaw explains how Carnegie made his early fortune and what prompted him to give it all away, how he was drawn into the campaign first against American involvement in the Spanish-American War and then for international peace, and how he used his friendships with presidents and prime ministers to try to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With a trove of new material—unpublished chapters of Carnegie's Autobiography; personal letters between Carnegie and his future wife, Louise, and other family members; his prenuptial agreement; diaries of family and close friends; his applications for citizenship; his extensive correspondence with Henry Clay Frick; and dozens of private letters to and from presidents Grant, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, and British prime ministers Gladstone and Balfour, as well as friends Herbert Spencer, Matthew Arnold, and Mark Twain—Nasaw brilliantly plumbs the core of this facinating and complex man, deftly placing his life in cultural and political context as only a master storyteller can. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Autobiography

Author : Andrew Carnegie
ISBN : OCLC:697893504
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The Empire Of Business

Author : Andrew Carnegie
ISBN : PSU:000024643511
Genre : Business
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Autobiography Of Andrew Carnegie

Author : Andrew Carnegie
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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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CHAPTER I PARENTS AND CHILDHOOD CHAPTER II DUNFERMLINE AND AMERICA CHAPTER III PITTSBURGH AND WORK CHAPTER IV COLONEL ANDERSON AND BOOKS CHAPTER V THE TELEGRAPH OFFICE CHAPTER VI RAILROAD SERVICE CHAPTER VII SUPERINTENDENT OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER VIII CIVIL WAR PERIOD CHAPTER IX BRIDGE-BUILDING CHAPTER X THE IRON WORKS CHAPTER XI NEW YORK AS HEADQUARTERS CHAPTER XII BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS CHAPTER XIII THE AGE OF STEEL CHAPTER XIV PARTNERS, BOOKS, AND TRAVEL CHAPTER XV COACHING TRIP AND MARRIAGE CHAPTER XVI MILLS AND THE MEN CHAPTER XVII THE HOMESTEAD STRIKE CHAPTER XVIII PROBLEMS OF LABOR CHAPTER XIX THE "GOSPEL OF WEALTH" CHAPTER XX EDUCATIONAL AND PENSION FUNDS CHAPTER XXI THE PEACE PALACE AND PITTENCRIEFF CHAPTER XXII MATHEW ARNOLD AND OTHERS CHAPTER XXIII BRITISH POLITICAL LEADERS CHAPTER XXIV GLADSTONE AND MORLEY CHAPTER XXV HERBERT SPENCER AND HIS DISCIPLE CHAPTER XXVI BLAINE AND HARRISON CHAPTER XXVII WASHINGTON DIPLOMACY CHAPTER XXVIII HAY AND McKINLEY CHAPTER XXIX MEETING THE GERMAN EMPEROR

Meet You In Hell

Author : Les Standiford
ISBN : 0307238377
Genre : History
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Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry—Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick—and the bloody steelworkers’ strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation, probably to ease his conscience. Frick’s reply: “Tell him that I’ll meet him in hell.” It is a fitting epitaph. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, a time when Horatio Alger preached the gospel of upward mobility and expansionism went hand in hand with optimism, Meet You in Hell is a classic tale of two men who embodied the best and worst of American capitalism. Standiford conjures up the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of late-nineteenth-century big business, and the fraught relationship of “the world’s richest man” and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. Enamored of Social Darwinism, the emerging school of thought that applied the notion of survival of the fittest to human society, both Carnegie and Frick would introduce revolutionary new efficiencies and meticulous cost control to their enterprises, and would quickly come to dominate the world steel market. But their partnership had a dark side, revealed most starkly by their brutal handling of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. When Frick, acting on Carnegie’s orders to do whatever was necessary, unleashed three hundred Pinkerton detectives, the result was the deadliest clash between management and labor in U.S. history. WHILE BLOOD FLOWED, FRICK SMOKED ran one newspaper headline. The public was outraged. An anarchist tried to assassinate Frick. Even today, the names Carnegie and Frick cannot be uttered in some union-friendly communities. Resplendent with tales of backroom chicanery, bankruptcy, philanthropy, and personal idiosyncrasy, Meet You in Hell is a fitting successor to Les Standiford’s masterly Last Train to Paradise. Artfully weaving the relationship of these titans through the larger story of a young nation’s economic rise, Standiford has created an extraordinary work of popular history. From the Hardcover edition.

The Andrew Carnegie Reader

Author : Andrew Carnegie
ISBN : UOM:39015025187231
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Watt

Author : Andrew Carnegie
ISBN : 9781775416340
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The essential improvements that Scottish inventor James Watt (1736 - 1819) made to the steam engine were fundamental to the Industrial Revolution. It would be hard to overstate the value of this invention to technological and social change - it gave us the modern world we live in today. This is his biography as written by Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American industrialist, businessman, and philanthropist.

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