Andrew Carnegie : industrial philanthropist

by Edge, Laura Bufano, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2004
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Andrew Carnegie believed that hard work, education, and optimism could help anyone succeed. His first job, operating a spindle in a cotton mill, paid just $1.20 a week. Working hard to be the best at whatever job he held. Carnegie steadily climbed the professional ladder until he became a business leader in the railroad and steel industries. One of America's most prominent business owners, he was extremely generous with a few workers he felt deserving. Carnegie, however, also was often criticized for the meager wages he paid most of his workers. A true philanthropist, he donated more than $350 million to build libraries, to further education and world peace, and to assist the many other causes he supported. Book jacket.
Triumphant return
Simple beginnings
Climbing the ladder
The goose that laid the golden egg
Railroads and war
A little of this, a little of that
A moral tug of war
Choosing a specialty
Building an empire
The star-spangled Scotchman
War at homestead
The richest man in the world
Scientific philanthropy
Ambassador for peace
Major Carnegie institutions and structures.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7-10. Like other Lerner Biographies, this jacketed volume looks more sophisticated than most books in nonfiction series. The content bears out first impressions, offering readers information about Carnegie's life, supplemented with nicely reproduced black-and-white images. Edge covers the Scottish immigrant's rise from bobbin boy to industrial magnate, with the Homestead Strike of 1892 and his Gospel of Wealth philanthropy receiving particularly insightful treatment: It seemed Carnegie wanted to lower labor costs and to appear before the world as a big-hearted, pro-labor employer, loved by one and all. Edge also describes Carnegie's anti-slavery convictions; his fervent patriotism, earning him the nickname The Star-Spangled Scotchman ; and his curious promotion of a simplified version of English. The narrative concludes with chapter notes documenting the numerous primary-source quotations, a bibliography, a glossary, and useful Web addresses for researchers. Children will come away with a good sense of a man driven by contradictory impulses, as apt to be ashamed of his fortunes as he was to gleefully remark to a friend, I'm rich! I'm rich! --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Lerner biography.
Subjects Carnegie, Andrew, -- 1835-1919.
Industrialists -- United States -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis :Lerner Publications Co.,2004
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-124) and index.
ISBN 0822549654 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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