By Peter Krass
One of many significant figures in American historical past, Andrew Carnegie was once a ruthless businessman who made his fortune within the metal and finally gave so much of it away. He used his wealth to ascend the world's political level, influencing the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. In retirement, Carnegie turned an avid promoter of worldwide peace, basically to be overwhelmed emotionally via global conflict I.
In this compelling biography, Peter Krass reconstructs the complex lifetime of this titan who got here to energy in America's Gilded Age. He transports the reader to Carnegie's Pittsburgh, the place enormous quantities of smoking furnaces belched smoke into the sky and the air used to be jam-packed with 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 guy who rose from lowly bobbin boy to construct the most important and so much ecocnomic metal corporation on this planet. Krass examines how Carnegie grew to become one of many maximum philanthropists ever known-and earned a infamous popularity that historical past has but to completely reconcile together with his amazing accomplishments.
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