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Andrew Carnegie amassed wealth that inspired generations of entrepreneurs and industrialists. Starting with nothing in Scotland, he gradually built so much wealth that those at the top of the current Forbes list would still not be able to match him.

This audiobook presents the life of one of the gentlest and kindest men in history and the way he made his money. His fortune was ultimately almost three times more than the richest men on the planet today.

The purpose of this audiobook is to go beyond the facts of his life and present the events and consequences of his actions along with the philosophies that ruled his heart and mind.

Carnegie was not merely a businessman. He understood the meaning of life and how men thought, which gave him an advantage.

He began working at a young age, and the lessons he learned from observing his surroundings gave him the foundational structure that allowed him to build his wealth and etch his name in the minds of generations to come.

This is not just a history book about a man who did something almost 200 years ago. It is an audiobook about what it takes to be a man who can change his fortunes and the world around him.

Learn more about this business magnate and how he changed the course of history for the better.

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  • Christopher Ervin
  • 16-09-2019

A remarkable man

A wonderfully assembled documentary, regarding the life of a man whose triumphs were marred by an unsavory relationship with his steel-workers. The program gives an excellent summary of the man's many accomplishments, and his remarkable philosophy of giving back most of what he earned, and urging others of similar wealth to do so, as well. Would that be followed by so many others today possessing more money than they'd ever need, and we'd certainly have a world with a greater emphasis on charity afforded to others less fortunate. Very worthwhile viewing.

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  • James Boatright
  • 20-09-2019

Thank you Mr Carnegie

My take on the audio is that even he exploited the workers in his steel business and later became a philanthropist. He was doing what they did during those times though. We can't rewrite history, nor should we want to. He tried to make it good with his libraries, etc. A man who was a product of his early life.

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  • Arthur Starnes
  • 18-09-2019

A moralist

Very interesting documentary on an unusual man who was a study in contrasts a Pascifist who built machines of war a millionaire in his time who built halls and libraries in his name but left his immediate family "comfortable " i.e. No dynasty. A moralist and champion of the common man who felt he was above everyone due to his accumulation of wealth with a religious overtone. Aa that and everyone still mispronounces his name.

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  • Martha Banks
  • 18-09-2019

An excellent documentary

An excellent documentary. My wife discovered it and watched it a second time with me. A lovely look at the later part of Carnegie's life when peace and philanthropy were his prime endeavors. We recently visited the "Rivers of Steel" national historic site at the old Homestead steel works in Pittsburgh. I enjoyed seeing some clips from the buildings we toured. Also brought back memories of the childhood times in my hometown Carnegie library.

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  • Victor Grant
  • 11-01-2020

Legend

Not a bad book at all & it was great at describing the life of Andrew Carnegie a legend & influence.

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  • Jonathan Carroll
  • 11-01-2020

Very Interesting

A very interesting man. He did and gave so much to this country. His book should be a MUST listen for students going in business.

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  • Marian Caroll
  • 11-01-2020

Absolutely a must listren

Mr. Andrew Carnegie was one of the most influential people in American history. He had an impact on every one of us most people just don't know it. A real eye opener. I would give the book 10 stars. Excellent!!!!

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  • Betsy Grisham
  • 11-01-2020

Interesting.

I always wondered who and how Andrew Carnegie operated. Now I Know who the man really was and all that he really done

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  • Hayden Parsons
  • 11-01-2020

Carnegie Autobiography

Learned about Andrew Carnegie after taking a tour at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. This book could not be a better follow-up to that experience. Learning so much and from his perspective. Excellent listen for anyone who wants to learn about the influence of one of the great business and philanthropic minds in history.

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  • Christopher Freeman
  • 09-01-2020

A wonderful and interesting listen

I found this book to be a very wonderful and inspiring work and it is also very informative because of the historical nature of its content.

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  • Donny Clark
  • 17-09-2019

Peace-Loving Carnegie

An excellent documentary on the life of Andrew Carnegie who, from humble beginnings in Scotland became the leader of industrial activity in America. I was unaware of his unceasing efforts to promote international peace and avert wars. His funding Ted Roosevelt's year-long safari to Africa in return for a promise that Roosevelt would subsequently support efforts to avert a war in Europe had as its only result Ted's killing of hundreds of lions and rhinoceroses, but nothing more. Roosevelt, the documentary claims, betrayed Carnegie. The great war was not averted, and Carnegie fell into a profound and prolonged depression. "The richest man in the world" was also one of the greatest philanthropists of his time. He arranged that upon his death all of his fortune except for a small part to support his wife and daughter would become part of his philanthropic activities. He was truly an exceptional man. 5 stars

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  • Phyllis Neel
  • 17-09-2019

Fastinating

Being from Pittsburgh, I find this man's story extremely interesting. He was a key player back in the day that made Pittsburgh the Steel City. Although all of the steel mills are long gone, I remember when each & every mill up and down the river ran "full steam ahead" 24/7. When everyone you were acquainted with had someone working at one of these mills! I also remember looking for the rows and rows of decaying "coke" ovens along rural roads; and, hearing stories that the city was so smokey - if you went into town with a white shirt on - by noon it would be gray!! But now, all of those old buildings and mills are gone - all replaced with new industry - retail and technology! Although time marches on, and things are very different since Andrew's days - thank you, Andrew for making Pittsburgh and the world a better place.

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  • Ben Walton
  • 21-09-2019

Definite life story

Thoroughly enjoyed this feature. Have always heard about the man - Carnegie - but had never listen a serious biography but am more interested now in doing so. I did not know that he came from such a poor start and also had heard nothing about his devoted work for world peace. Worthwhile listening it to me.

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  • Johnny Browning
  • 24-09-2019

This biographies tells us a lot

This biographies tells us a lot about Carnegie we wouldn't normally know. His desire to end the war was admirable, alongside his decision to return what i accumulated back to the society.

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  • Morgan Moore
  • 24-09-2019

Very Interesting

Terrific!! Everyone should know about this unique person who was far too good for his own time, like me trying to explain to early man that he shouldn't eat other people.

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  • Charlie Humphreys
  • 21-09-2019

A different look at Carnegie

There were insights in this documentary about which I had not previously been aware. I'm not sure why others here think it should have focused on his abuses while owning steel in America. That's already extremely well documented. They mention his ruthlessness, but clearly want to tell another story. One which I'd not heard before. If you're interested in hearing the other side, just about every other program that talks about Carnegie does that, and many of them are just as well made.

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  • Christina Balcom
  • 19-09-2019

Itnteresting take on the money

I liked this book. Nothing has really changed in how our government works. When I was young I believed that our system had integrity. It's standards were to make our country a place for peace, safety and freedom. The people of this country were important because the people were the workers of this country. Now it is on a road of fragmentation not unity.

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  • David Branch
  • 19-03-2020

Terrible book and shocking performance

This is simply the weakest biography I have encountered for years. Utterly superficial and bland. To make matters worse I genuinely believe it is being read on this audiobook by a computer. Avoid at all costs.

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  • Alexandra May
  • 13-01-2020

This book is encouraging

This book is encouraging and insightful. A great collection to your library! Easy to listen and very captivating. It will prompt you to venture out on your own business investment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2020

I absolutely loved this book

I absolutely loved this book, as well as the characters in it. I felt such a wide range of emotions while listening, which is what makes books so captivating! I highly recommend it, I just know you'll love it like I did

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