By Peter Krass
One of many significant figures in American background, Andrew Carnegie was once a ruthless businessman who made his fortune within the metal and eventually gave so much of it away. He used his wealth to ascend the world's political degree, influencing the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. In retirement, Carnegie turned an avid promoter of worldwide peace, basically to be beaten emotionally via global struggle I.
In this compelling biography, Peter Krass reconstructs the complex lifetime of this titan who got here to strength in America's Gilded Age. He transports the reader to Carnegie's Pittsburgh, the place 1000s of smoking furnaces belched smoke into the sky and the air used to be full of acrid fumes . . . and mill employees labored seven-day weeks whereas Carnegie spent months touring throughout Europe.
Carnegie explores the contradictions within the lifetime of the fellow who rose from lowly bobbin boy to construct the most important and so much ecocnomic metal corporation on the planet. Krass examines how Carnegie grew to become one of many maximum philanthropists ever known-and earned a infamous acceptance that background has but to totally reconcile along with his extraordinary accomplishments.
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