CARNEGIE PETER KRASS PDF
“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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This contradiction seems to confuse Krass; the bulk of his book is spent trying to rationalize and explain this duality.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Carneie 22, Bmankiewicz added it Shelves: Apr 26, Mona rated it really liked it. He established the template for charitable foundations.
Drive, Vision, Business and America. Jan 27, Kim rated it liked it. One of the major figures in American history, Andrew Carnegie was a ruthless businessman who made his fortune in the karss industry and ultimately gave most of it away.
Aug 28, Mark added epter Recommends it for: At least I learned something of the man. 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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Share your thoughts with other customers. 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.
He used his wealth to ascend the world’s political stage, influencing the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. 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.
catnegie Jul 04, Lori Eckhardt rated it really liked it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Christian rated it really liked it Sep 16, Rather than presenting a straight biography, this book reveals the social consequences of Carnegie’s cutthroat capitalism. Workers worked 7 days a week with just Xmas day and July 4 off it the steel mills in the ‘s. Explore the Home Gift Guide.
Domenico rated it really liked it May 30, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not enjoyable, and not petter enlightening. Jun 24, Zubair Habib rated it liked it. He used his wealth to ascend the world’s political stage, influencing the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt.
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. If ever there were a man you loved to hate. One of the major carnetie in American history, Andrew Carnegie was a ruthless businessman who made his fortune in the steel industry and cqrnegie gave most of it away. Carnegie never over-indulged in alcohol.
His refusal to step in and guide the events make this a chore to read, rambling and unfocused. The roots of Carnegie’s humanitarianism seem to lay in his family’s own history of radicalism, especially evident in his contempt for aristocracy and preference for a meritocratic society that rewarded achievement through talent, character, and carnege work.
There’s a fine line between a historian’s disinterest and a poor krwss willingness to let his subject matter run rampant, and I think Krass leans feebly to the latter. Oct 17, Mike Clinton rated it really liked it. Matthew Thamert rated it really liked it Sep 26, Write a customer review.
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The best part of this book is the overview of Carnegie’s childhood: I didn’t feel the connection with this book that I perer with other biographers such as Manchester. He used his wealth to ascend the world’s political stage, influencing the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt.
I’m only to pg To ask other readers questions about Carnegieplease sign up. 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.
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. Oct 24, Joel Gray rated it it was ok.
Krass provides a detailed thorough and thoughtful appraisal of a major figure Rob Weeks rated it liked it Apr 14, It was his willingness to stake it all on a single roll of the dice that would eventually yield unheralded riches.