In this biography, author and scholar Harold C. Livesay examines the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie, one of the greatest captains of industry and philanthropists in the history of the United States. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the "Library of American Biography Series" focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. This best-selling biography offers students a lively and compelling portrait of one of the twentieth century' s greatest businessmen, while providing an avenue for exploring industrialism, capitalism, and the foundations of big business. Andrew Carnegie, The Gilded Age, Industrialism, Capitalism, American Steel, Carnegie Steel Company, Pennsylvania Railroad, Pittsburgh, Readers interested in Andrew Carnegie and American Industrialism.Harold C. Livesay is the author of 'Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business' with ISBN 9780673393449 and ISBN 0673393445.