By David Nasaw
During this great biography, celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to existence the attention-grabbing rags- to-riches tale of 1 of our so much iconic company legends—Andrew Carnegie, America's first glossy titan. From his first activity as a bobbin boy at age 13 to his prestige because the richest guy on the planet upon retirement, Carnegie used to be the embodiment of the yankee dream and the prototype of today's billionaire. Drawing on a trove of recent fabric, Nasaw brilliantly plumbs the middle of this interesting and intricate guy, ultimately solving him in his rightful position as the most compelling, elusive, and multifaceted personalities of the 20th century.
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Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw