ANDREW CARNEGIE by Alvin F. Harlow


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A sympathetic and well researched biography of the Scotch captain of industry and community development- the man who had a ""green thumb"" in the money world- that hits the high spot of the five Messner biographies reported in this section. Direct telling that makes appropriate use of dialogue and reporting takes young Andrew through a poverty stricken childhood and skillfully reveals his environment as well as the emerging traits of honesty, ingenuity and scholarliness that made him the great man he was. The development of the mighty steel project that abhorred an open market, Carnegie's long misinterpreted wish to deal fairly with labor, and of course, the abundance of public gifts, are treated and in a perspective that glimpses the period and its economics. Definitive.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1953
Publisher: Messner