By Willard Sterne Randall, Nancy Nahra
Andrew Carnegie led a unprecedented existence. He was once the very embodiment of the yankee dream - a Scottish immigrant who fled the grinding poverty of his place of birth to begin anew in the United States. He grew to become the wealthiest guy on the planet, then, on the finish of his lifestyles, gave all of it away. He considered himself as labor's maximum champion; in time, hard work considered him as their such a lot detested enemy. This short-form booklet stocks his striking tale.
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