Andrew Carnegie. David Nasaw.
Andrew Carnegie has gone into history as an incredibly wealthy steel magnate, philanthropist and self-educated writer, but also as the man who, with his startling donation of 1.5 million dollar, enabled the building of the Peace Palace. In this biography David Nasaw compellingly describes how Carnegie pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to being one of the richest men of his age, what prompted him to give his enormous fortune away, and how Carnegie got involved in the international movement for peace. For this biography, Nasaw has used a trove of previously unknown material, such as letters, diaries, and unpublished parts of Carnegies autobiography.