“What I came co realize about Carnegie is that he is really like a flawed Shakespearean hero he really did con ider the world a stage and when he was on. In more than pages, author Peter Krass delivers an almost overwhelming volume of facts about Andrew Carnegie, who certainly merits detailed study. Balanced Carnegie biography tries to reconcile philanthropist with Peter Krass knows the answer to a familiar question: How rich was.

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Carnegie explores the contradictions in the life of the man who rose from lowly bobbin boy to build the largest and most profitable steel company in the world.

You are being short changed. Jun pdter, Zubair Habib rated it liked it. Rob Weeks rated it liked it Apr 14, Krass writes with an easy, readable style that is sometimes awkwardly casual and in a manner that is not detached from pdter the moral failings of his subject nor his good works: Through a combination of egotism, self-delusion, and unswerving belief in Social Darwinism Carnegie remained unburdened by the unethical and underhanded methods he deployed in achieving his ends – to the detriment of his workers, his rivals, and the very system of free competition in a capitalist economy.

Alexa Actionable Oeter for the Web. In this compelling biography, Peter Krass reconstructs the complicated life of this titan who came to power in America’s Gilded Age. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Carnegie provided the money to build the libraries and the states would have to maintain them.


He transports the reader to Carnegie’s Pittsburgh, where hundreds of smoking furnaces belched smoke into the sky and the air was filled with acrid fumes. Gift from Pat for 84th birthday. Aug 03, Ian Raffaele rated it liked it.

Jul 04, Lori Eckhardt rated it really liked it. Visit our Beautiful Books page and ccarnegie lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. He is the epitome of the meritocracy view of America carmegie is held by so many people, yet when he was on top he did not create opportunities for others. Through a combination of egotism, self-delusion, and unswerving belief in Social Darwinism Carnegie re Carnegie was a complex man of contradictions who made millions from exploiting people and then spent millions attempting to benefit humanity.

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He believed in literacy and wanted others to be able to make something of themselves. No trivia or quizzes yet. The information about Carnegie’s life,friends, and attitudes was fascinating. Andrew Carnegie was famous both for being a brilliant and ruthless businessman – at one point the richest man in the world – and for being a wildly generous philanthropist, who worked diligently to give away all his riches before he mrass.

Carnegie by Peter Krass

But Krass confusingly pulls all his punches; he presents Carnegie as, essentially, a contradiction: Not enjoyable, and not particularly enlightening. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Apr 26, Mona rated it really liked it. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.


Price fixing was made illegal until Carnegie retired at age 66, Rockefeller at Carnegie by Peter Krass In retirement, Carnegie became an avid promoter of world One of the major figures in American history, Andrew Carnegie was a ruthless businessman who made his fortune in the steel industry and ultimately gave most of it away. Jun 06, Alison rated it really liked it. Krass examines how Carnegie became one of the greatest philanthropists ever known-and earned a notorious reputation that history has yet to fully reconcile with his remarkable accomplishments.

Carnegie’s philanthropy was rarely altruistic; he was the product of a society deeply divided by class, and even in this waffling account, his condescension towards the working class is apparent. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Oct 24, Joel Gray rated it it was ok.

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Set up a giveaway. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Facinating story of the times. Workers worked 7 days a week with just Xmas day and July 4 off it the steel mills in the ‘s.