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Andrew Carnegie - David Nasaw

Paperback Published: 3rd January 1998
ISBN: 9780143112440
Number Of Pages: 896
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In this magnificent biography, celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the fascinating rags- to-riches story of one of our most iconic business legends-Andrew Carnegie, America's first modern titan. From his first job as a bobbin boy at age thirteen to his status as the richest man in the world upon retirement, Carnegie was the embodiment of the American dream and the prototype of today's billionaire. Drawing on a trove of new material, Nasaw brilliantly plumbs the core of this fascinating and complex man, at last fixing him in his rightful place as one of the most compelling, elusive, and multifaceted personalities of the twentieth century.

"The definitive work on Carnegie for the foreseeable future, and it fully deserves to be."--John Steele Gordon, The New York Times "Never has this story been told so thoroughly or so well as David Nasaw tells it in this massive and monumental biography."--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

"Beautifully crafted and fun to read."--Louis Galambos, The Wall Street Journal

"The definitive Carnegie biography has arrived."--USA Today

"Nasaw delivers a vivid history of nineteenth-century capitalism."--Fortune

"Nasaw's fine book...seems sure to be the final word on 'the Star-spangled Scotchman.'"--Los Angeles Times "Nasaw's research is extraordinary."--San Francisco Chronicle "A meticulous account of a paradoxical American original."--BusinessWeek "Make no mistake: David Nasaw has produced the most thorough, accurate and authoritative biography of Carnegie to date."--Salon.com "Nasaw's...very well-written biography is timely and instructive...Nasaw does brilliant work in bringing [Carnegie] to life."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A comprehensive and often engrossing biography...compelling."--Booklist

"In this lucid, meticulous, and finely detailed biography, David Nasaw has delivered the authoritative volume on Andrew Carnegie that we have long awaited. He captures in persuasive fashion the many sides of this energetic and kaleidoscopic personality--the abrasive industrialist, the enlightened philanthropist, the aspiring, often infuriatingly self-deluded author and political polemicist--and thereby makes a valuable contribution to the rich literature of America in the Gilded Age."--Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton

ISBN: 9780143112440
ISBN-10: 0143112449
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 896
Published: 3rd January 1998
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.72