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The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and The Gospel of Wealth

Narrated by: John Lescault
Length: 12 hrs
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His good friend Mark Twain dubbed him "St. Andrew." British Prime Minister William Gladstone called him an "example" for the wealthy. Such terms seldom apply to multimillionaires. But Andrew Carnegie was no run-of-the-mill steel magnate. At age 13 and full of dreams, he sailed from his native Dunfermline, Scotland, to America. The story of his success begins with a $1.20-a-week job at a bobbin factory. By the end of his life, he had amassed an unprecedented fortune - and given away more than 90 percent of it for the good of mankind.

Here, in one volume, are two impressive works by Andrew Carnegie himself: his autobiography and The Gospel of Wealth, a groundbreaking manifesto on the duty of the wealthy to give back to society all of their fortunes. And he practiced what he preached, erecting 1,600 libraries across the country, founding Carnegie Mellon University, building Carnegie Hall, and performing countless other acts of philanthropy because, as Carnegie wrote, "The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced."

Public Domain (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Michelle Grunberg
  • 31-12-18

Top 5 Books

I loved this book. AC is now a hero to me. I will buy the hard back of both and study his life. Must read.

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  • Tony Mc
  • 23-05-18

Inspirational Man

I liked the book and Mr. Carnegie's story. I thought the book was narrated well and it can easily be listened to at a faster pace without losing anything. I do think the book went into to details it did not need but overall it was well written.

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  • S. Vasquez
  • 01-09-20

Getting to know him

You hear off people , and based on hearsay you form and often time the wrong idea of the person. That was my case with Mr. Carnegie. All I remember was that he was an union buster, when in reality he was not even in the country, when the event happened, and was highly regarded by labor. I wanted to know about Mr. Andrew Carnegie, and came away meeting Andy. In the end I found that he was not more much different than me, and for his humanity I am grateful.

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  • sammyboy
  • 25-08-20

Great Life Story of a Great Man

Great bio of the great Mr. Carnegie. Really enjoyed the Gospel of Wealth added to the end of this great book. Only gripe is the volume of the narration made it difficult to hear when driving in a car or walking through the city. Overall 4 Stars.

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  • German Luis Disla
  • 28-04-20

No real “gospel of wealth” portion

This is more like a summary from carnegies words of walking through his life from growing up to later in his days. He has entertaining stories about meeting with presidents etc. but I was missing the specific Gospel of wealth he stands by. Not many if any practical lessons on wealth in my opinion.

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  • Michael
  • 31-05-19

Horrible

Boring. Not narrated well. Isn't interesting I'd rather read a biography written by someone else than this.