Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw by cuiliqing

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									David Nasaw
 David  Nasaw is an author and a professor
  of American History at the Graduate
  Center of the City University of New York
 He is the chairman of the Center for the
  Humanities
 He received his Ph.D. from Columbia
  University
 The book was written in 2006
 Born  on November 25, 1835 until his death
  on August 11, 1919.
 His birth place is located in
  Dunfermline,Scotland and migrated to the
  U.S. as a child w/ his parents
 His mother name was Margaret Carnegie,
  the daughter of Tom Morrison, the town’s
  outspoken radical, and William Carnegie, a
  handloom weaver of fine damasks
 He is known for building Pittsburgh’s
  Carnegie Steel Company along with famed
  Carnegie Hall etc…
 His philanthropy and interests in education
  led to founding the Carnegie Corporation of
  New York, Carnegie Mellon University and
  Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh etc…….
 During his lifetime he tireless donated to
  many schools, libraries, and universities in
  the U.S. the UK, and Canada along with many
  other countries as well
 He is often referred to as the second –
  richest man in history after John D.
  Rockefeller
   Andrew Carnegie started as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had
    investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges, and oil derricks
   He built further wealth as a bond salesman raising money for American
    enterprise in Europe
   Carnegie made his fortune in the steel/iron industry, controlling the most
    extensive integrated iron and steel operations ever owned by an
    individual in the United States
   Carnegie wrote "The Gospel of Wealth",[35] an article in which he stated
    his belief that the rich should use their wealth to help enrich society.
   Until Mr. Carnegie gave his last breath he sought to give away his fortune
    during his life and came very close.
   By the time of his death, he had given away more than $350 millions of
    dollars or tens of billions of dollars today.
   Their remained $ 20 million of stocks and bonds in the Home Trust
    Company vaults.
   In his will and testament he sought whatever was still left go to the
    Carnegie Corporation. With that he accomplished the most important
    goal he had set himself
 “But  the source materials I uncovered do not
  support the telling of a heroic narrative of
  an industrialist who brought sanity and
  rationality to an immature capitalism
  plagued by runaway competition, ruthless
  speculation, and insider corruption.”
 “The highest praise I can offer Andrew
  Carnegie is to profess that, after these many
  years of research and writing, I find him one
  of the most fascinating men I have
  encountered, a man who was many things
  in his long life, but never boring.”

								
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