Author(s): Peter Krass


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. This biography reconstructs the complicated life of this titan who came to power in America's Gilded Age.


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.,."This compelling biography reconstructs the complicated life of the legendary industrialist..." ("Sunday Telegraph," 21 December)

.,."a fascinating biography of the man who built the biggest steel company in the world..." ("Glasgow Evening News," 20 December 2003)

PETER KRASS lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, but his family roots are in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area where Andrew Carnegie made his fortune and where his great-grandfather worked in a Carnegie steel mill. His other books include The Book of Business Wisdom, The Book of Leadership Wisdom, and The Book of Investing Wisdom, all published by Wiley. Krass has contributed articles to Investor's Business Daily and Across the Board.

Preface. 1. Flesh and Blood. 2. Odyssey to America. 3. USD1.20 a Week. 4. The Scotch Devil. 5. Tree of Knowledge. 6. Blood Money and Black Gold. 7. An Iron Coup. 8. Many Hands, Many Cookie Jars. 9. Bridges to Glory. 10. Epiphany of Legend. 11. Template for Domination. 12. Rekindling the Flame. 13. War against the Steel Aristocracy. 14. An Attack on Britain. 15. Bleeding Hearts and Bleeding Newspapers. 16. Patronizing the Peasants. 17. The Pale Horse and the Gray Dress. 18. Gospel of Conscience. 19. Rewards from the Harrison Presidency. 20. Prelude to Homestead. 21. The Homestead Tragedy. 22. The Great Armor Scandal. 23. Seeking a Measure of Peace. 24. Illegal Rebates and a Fight with Rockefeller. 25. A Point of Disruption and Transition. 26. The Crusades. 27. UnCivil War. 28. The World's Richest Man. 29. Tainted Seeds. 30. Human Frailty. 31. The Peace Mission Begins. 32. The Metamorphosis of Andrew Carnegie. 33. Covert Deal with Taft. 34. The Last Great Benefaction. 35. House of Cards. 36. The War to End All Wars. The Carnegie Legacy. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Acknowledgments. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471468837
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : November 2003
  • : 238mm X 155mm X 38mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Krass
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 338.7672092
  • : 624
  • : illustrations, facsims., ports.