Andrew Carnegie /

Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel.... 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 factor...

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Main Author: Nasaw, David.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • Dunfermline, 1835-1848
  • To America, 1848-1855
  • Upward bound, 1853-1859
  • War and riches, 1860-1865
  • Branching out, 1865-1866
  • A man of energy, 1867-1868
  • "Mr. Carnegie is now 35 years of age, and is said to be worth one million of dollars," 1870-1872
  • "All my eggs in one basket," 1872-1875
  • Driving the bandwagon, 1875-1878
  • Round the world, 1878-1881
  • Making a name, 1881-1883
  • Mr. Spencer and Mr. Arnold, 1882-1884
  • "The star-spangled Scotchman," 1884
  • Booms and busts, 1883-1885
  • The "millionaire socialist," 1885-1886
  • Things fall apart, 1886-1887
  • A wedding and a honeymoon, 1887
  • The Pinkertons and "Braddock's battlefield," 1887-1888
  • Friends in high places, 1888-1889
  • The gospels of Andrew Carnegie, 1889-1892
  • Surrender at Homestead, 1889-1890
  • "There will never be a better time than now to fight it out," 1890-1891
  • The battle for Homestead, 1892
  • Loch Rannoch, the Summer of 1892
  • Aftermaths, 1892-1894
  • "Be of good cheer--we will be over it soon, 1893-1895
  • Sixty years old, 1895-1896
  • "An impregnable position," 1896-1898
  • "We now want to take root," 1897-1898
  • The anti-imperialist, 1898-1899
  • "The richest man in the world," 1899-1901
  • "The saddest days of all," 1901
  • "A fine piece of friendship," 1902-1905
  • "Apostle of peace," 1903-1904
  • "Inveterate optimist," 1905-1906
  • Peace conference, 1907
  • Tariffs and treaties, 1908-1909
  • "So be it," 1908-1910
  • The best laid schemes, 1909-1911
  • "Be of good cheer," 1912-1913
  • 1914
  • Last days, 1915-1919.