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Andrew Carnegie: Robber Baron as American Hero (Creators of the American Mind)

 
 
 
 
Andrew Carnegie: Robber Baron as American Hero (Creators of the American Mind)
Author: James T. Baker
ISBN 13: 9780155000117
ISBN 10: 15500011
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2002-04-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
List Price: $95.95
 
 

Andrew Carnegie, a destitute immigrant who became the richest man of his time, helped create "the American mind" by personifying the rags-to-riches story that was the American ideal in the early twentieth century. In this fourth volume of the CREATORS OF THE AMERICAN MIND series, James T. Baker writes a compelling biography that explores how and why Andrew Carnegie continues to exert such a profound influence over the American mind. Like the other volumes in this series, this text includes selections from t

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In a volume suitable as a supplementary text for a history course, Baker (Western Kentucky U.) offers a range of perspectives on Scottish-born Carnegie (1835-1919) and his rise from poverty to extreme wealth and conspicuous philanthropy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)