Andrew Carnegie

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Penguin, 2007 - 878 ページ
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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.
 

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ユーザー レビュー  - busterrll - LibraryThing

A well written, well researched book spanning Andrew Carnegie's entire life. Had read about the Homestead problem and about his gift of public libraries, but book went far beyond those two areas ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - ALincolnNut - LibraryThing

David Nasaw, author of the much-honored biography of William Randolph Hurst, "The Chief," sets his sights on another rich titan of the Industrial Age, Andrew Carnegie. The resulting biography, simply ... レビュー全文を読む

目次

Dunfermline 18351848
1
To America 18481855
24
Upward Bound 18531859
54
War and Riches 18601865
66
Making a Name 18811883
207
The Battle for Homestead 1892
405
Loch Rannoch the Summer of 1892
428
It Soon 18931895
473
The Saddest Days of All 1901
593
Apostle of Peace 19031904
641
Tariffs and Treaties 19081909
696
So Be It 19081910
712
The Best Laid Schemes 19091911
724
1914
776
Last Days 19151919
786
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS CITED
842

Sixty Years Old 18951896
498
An Impregnable Position 18961898
511
The AntiImperialist 18981899
547

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著者について (2007)

David Nasaw is the author of the nationally bestselling biography The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, winner of the Bancroft Prize for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Prize for Biography, and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is currently a distinguished professor of history and Director for the Humanities at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

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