The Autobiography Of Andrew Carnegie And The Gospel Of Wealth
by Andrew Carnegie
Editor: Penguin Putnam Inc
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The memory light of the industrialist as famous for his philanthropy as for his fortuneHis good friend Mark Twain nicknamed him “Saint-André”British Prime Minister William Gladstone called an “example” for the richThese conditions rarely apply to multimillionairesBut Andrew Carnegie has no run-of-the-mill steel magnateAt the age of 13 and full of dreams, he sailed from his native Dunfermline, Scotland, to AmericaIts success story begins with a price of $1.20 per week of can work at the plantBy the end of his life, he had amassed an unprecedented fortune–and given more than 90 percent for the good of mankind.Here, for the first time in a single volume, are two impressive works by Andrew Carnegie himself: his autobiography and “The Gospel of Wealth,” a revolutionary manifesto on the duty of the rich to give back to society their entire fortuneAnd he practiced what he preached, building 1,600 libraries across the country, founding Carnegie Mellon University, building Carnegie Hall, and performing countless other acts of philanthropy, for, as Carnegie wrote, “The man who dies therefore rich dies dishonored”With an Introduction by Gordon Hutner
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