Andrew Carnegie : industrial philanthropist
|Format:||Print Book 2004|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 11 copies|
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.
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
Ambassador for peace
Major Carnegie institutions and structures.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Industrialists -- United States -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis :Lerner Publications Co.,2004
128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-124) and index.
|ISBN||0822549654 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)