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by Andrew Carnegie

  • ISBN: 1434613933
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Andrew Carnegie
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar (June 18, 2007)
  • Pages: 358
  • ePub book: 1512 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1567 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 478

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Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. He became a leading philanthropist in the United States and in the British Empire.

Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie. by. Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.

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London CONSTABLE & CO. Limited 1920. A book of this kind, written years ago by my friend, Judge Mellon, of Pittsburgh, gave me so much pleasure that I am inclined to agree with the wise one whose opinion I have given above; for, certainly, the story which the Judge told has proved a source of infinite satisfaction to his friends, and must continue to influence succeeding generations of his. family to live life well. The book contains one essential feature of value-it reveals the man.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie. Read FREE! Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie. He was thus engaged in July, 1914, when the war clouds began to gather, and when the fateful news of the 4th of August reached us, we immediately left our retreat in the hills and returned to Skibo to be more in touch with the situation.

In the course of his career he became a nation-builder, a leader in thought, a writer, a speaker, the friend of workmen, schoolmen, and statesmen, the associate of both the lowly and the lofty

Manual of the Public Benefactions of Andrew Carnegie. Published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

All rights reserved including the right to reproduce this book or parts thereof in any form. Manual of the Public Benefactions of Andrew Carnegie.

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Jube Jube
My only bits of knowledge of Andrew Carnegie were a few anecdotes I had heard about him earning a fortune in the steel industry and how he later gave much of that money away. This book more than filled in the blanks, as well as providing me with an interesting read.

Mr. Carnegie began his autobiography with a history of his family in Scotland before moving on to describe their plans and eventual move to the United States. The first two-thirds of the book are mostly in chronological order, allowing readers to experience Mr. Carnegie’s life and his experiences in the business world. The book is written in an engaging style, and it is easy to imagine yourself sitting by the fire with a drink in hand while speaking directly with the author.

There were added bonuses to the book, the first being the many words of wisdom Mr. Carnegie included as part of his recollections. These range from “A great business is seldom if ever built up, except on lines of the strictest integrity” to “He that cannot reason is a fool, He that will not is a bigot, He that dare not is a slave.” Along with Mr. Carnegie’s thoughts we are also rewarded with a view of American history during the nineteenth century. I don’t believe this was his intention, and thus he reveals an unguarded view of the world as it used to be.

The last third of the book are chapters that Mr. Carnegie probably felt would be better presented as subjects having their own sections rather than trying to include them in the chronological portion. Most of these chapters cover other people living at the same time, and Mr. Carnegie’s interactions with them.

Overall, a very interesting book that compelled me to take my time, stepping back in history and sharing the life and thoughts of a successful businessman. Five stars.
Thomeena Thomeena
I grew up in Pittsburgh and greatly enjoyed Andy's takes of life there before and after it became a steel town. Carnegie was a bit of a Forrest Gump and seemed to be everywhere something important took place — with one notable exception — he was in Scotland during the Homestead incident.

I always thought Carnegie a man distant from his workers, but if this book is to be believed I was quite wrong on this point.

I really enjoyed the first half of the book — Carnegie's rise to riches, but after he gives away most everything the book becomes a long exercise of name dropping. If it's not Mark Twain, it's President Teddy Roosevelt. Or the German Emperor.

I'd give the first half of this book 5 stars and the second half two stars.
Risky Strong Dromedary Risky Strong Dromedary
The book is made virtually unreadable by the incompetent graphic design. Obviously ignorant of the most fundamental principals, the publisher chose an odd book size, an execrable typeface, line width that is far too wide, and zero size gutters. One must almost break the spine to try to read the right edge of left-side pages and the left edge of right-side pages. These lapses are most surprising because professional help with book design is widely available and inexpensive, and the principles and details of making books readable have been known for at least 120 years (e.g., see the books by Benjamin Sherbow), if not for centuries. What a shame that the publisher made a dog's breakfast of this project. Perhaps another publisher will put out a readable edition. In passing, even the copyright information page is a mess and lacking basic information.
Gianni_Giant Gianni_Giant
Most of what I knew about Andrew Carnegie centered around the terrible and bloody strike on 1 July 1892 at the Homestead Steel Works which the Governor of Pennsylvania put down with extreme force. But once beginning this book I couldn't put it down in spite of business to do. A wonderful experience and incredible tale of one of our most enigmatic tycoons, who amassed great wealth as a manufacturer and then dedicated his retired years in managing the giving away of nine-tenths of all the wealth to noble ends. he established retirement and pension and survivor funds for the families of all his workers; then did the same for college and university professors. He built the Peace Palace at the Hague, built 1,600 libraries all over the country; established Tuskegee University, and so on and so forth.

You will be speaking better English, will have sought out Robert Burns' poetry just to feel some of what influenced this great man, and will begin taking yourself to account each day as the influence of true nobility begins to soak into your heart. Read it!
Efmprof Efmprof
This is a well written view of Carnegie's life. It gives the reader a real view of how Carnegie became rich. He loved books and there were very few libraries available to the public in America when he was growing up. I suppose that is why he donated funds to many small towns so that they would build a library. In the small town of Houston, Mississippi the Carnegie Library stands as a monument to his generosity. It is the biggest library in the county and very active.
Uyehuguita Uyehuguita
Through an excess of modesty, Andrew Carnegie tells too little of himself in this, preferring to talk of the magnanimity of others, of their contribution; and of his childlike enjoyment of the wealth and position he built. But his attitude shines through: that one man cannot build a fortune. It takes a team. Specifically, he cites labor, management, and capital as three co-equal legs of a stool, each dependent on the others, none superior to the others. That wisdom built his empire. Greedy, stupid short-sightedness now threatens to destroy it and us all. This book has my highest recommendation.
Anarasida Anarasida
Just a wonderful insight into a gifted and very special man. Perhaps never another like him. His advice about business matters is as correct today as then. What an extraordinary logic at work in an unique man. He had amazing attitudes when you consider his youth and impoverished background. Much of what he did in his early days of business would now be considered as conflicts of interest (at best) or insider trading at worst. But it makes sense now as times were different, He latched onto excellent mentors early and impressed them with his enthusiasm and initiative. It appears to never have been mis-directed.