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Autor/en: Peter Krass
Autor/en: Peter Krass
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
September 2002 - gebunden - 624 Seiten
A fascinating, multifaceted look at the life and mind of one of America's greatest business leaders and philanthropists. One of the first American entrepreneurs to achieve massive wealth, Andrew Carnegie rose from dire poverty to become a steel baron in possession of the largest fortune in history up to that time.
Preface. 1. Flesh and Blood. 2. Odyssey to America. 3. $1.20 a Week. 4. The Scotch Devil. 5. Tree of Knowledge. 6. Blood Money and Black Gold. 7. An Iron Coup. 8. Many Hands, Many Cookie Jars. 9. Bridges to Glory. 10. Epiphany of Legend. 11. Template for Domination. 12. Rekindling the Flame. 13. War against the Steel Aristocracy. 14. An Attack on Britain. 15. Bleeding Hearts and Bleeding Newspapers. 16. Patronizing the Peasants. 17. The Pale Horse and the Gray Dress. 18. Gospel of Conscience. 19. Rewards from the Harrison Presidency. 20. Prelude to Homestead. 21. The Homestead Tragedy. 22. The Great Armor Scandal. 23. Seeking a Measure of Peace. 24. Illegal Rebates and a Fight with Rockefeller. 25. A Point of Disruption and Transition. 26. The Crusades. 27. UnCivil War. 28. The World's Richest Man. 29. Tainted Seeds. 30. Human Frailty. 31. The Peace Mission Begins. 32. The Metamorphosis of Andrew Carnegie. 33. Covert Deal with Taft. 34. The Last Great Benefaction. 35. House of Cards. 36. The War to End All Wars. The Carnegie Legacy. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Acknowledgments. Index.
PETER KRASS lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, but his family roots are in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area where Andrew Carnegie made his fortune and where his great-grandfather worked in a Carnegie steel mill. His other books include The Book of Business Wisdom, The Book of Leadership Wisdom, and The Book of Investing Wisdom, all published by Wiley. Krass has contributed articles to Investor's Business Daily and Across the Board.
"...the book looks like a Tom Clancy novel and anyone who likes those should be pleased with it..." (Independent on Sunday, 1 December 2002) "A superb new account of the legendary industrialist and philanthropist's life... timely, balanced... revealing." --Barron's "...Krass provides a detailed thorough and thoughtful appraisal of a major figure..." (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 14 November 2003)
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