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By David Nasaw

The definitive account of the lifetime of Andrew Carnegie 

Celebrated historian David Nasaw, whom The long island instances booklet Review has known as "a meticulous researcher and a funky analyst," brings new existence to the tale of 1 of America's most renowned and winning businessmen and philanthropists—in what is going to end up to be the biography of the season.

Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is healthier often called the founding father of Carnegie metal. His rags to riches tale hasn't ever been instructed as dramatically and vividly as in Nasaw's new biography. Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh on the age of 13. The embodiment of the yank dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton manufacturing unit to develop into the richest guy on the planet. He spent the remainder of his lifestyles freely giving the fortune he had amassed and crusading for overseas peace. For all that he finished and got here to symbolize to the yank public—a wildly profitable businessman and capitalist, a self-educated author, peace activist, philanthropist, guy of letters, lover of tradition, and unabashed fanatic for American democracy and capitalism—Carnegie has remained, to at the present time, an enigma.

Nasaw explains how Carnegie made his early fortune and what caused him to provide all of it away, how he was once drawn into the crusade first opposed to American involvement within the Spanish-American warfare after which for foreign peace, and the way he used his friendships with presidents and best ministers to aim to drag the area again from the threshold of catastrophe. With a trove of recent material—unpublished chapters of Carnegie's Autobiography; own letters among Carnegie and his destiny spouse, Louise, and different relations; his prenuptial contract; diaries of relations and shut neighbors; his purposes for citizenship; his large correspondence with Henry Clay Frick; and dozens of non-public letters to and from presidents provide, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, and British best ministers Gladstone and Balfour, in addition to pals Herbert Spencer, Matthew Arnold, and Mark Twain—Nasaw brilliantly plumbs the middle of this facinating and complicated guy, deftly putting his existence in cultural and political context as just a grasp storyteller can.

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