Andrew Carnegie, peace activist listen11/26/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Andrew Carnegie is considered one of America’s first modern titans.
Emigrating from Scotland to Pittsburgh as an impoverished 13 year old in 1848, he would go on to create a vast empire of steel manufacturing and become the richest man in America. But in addition to being a successful industrialist, Carnegie was a self-educated writer, peace activist and above all, a philanthropist who was determined to give away all of his accumulated wealth in his lifetime.
David Nasaw is the author of Andrew Carnegie, just published in paperback. The book was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and named favorite Nonfiction book of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times.
WMNF spoke to author David Nasaw recently. We began by asking about about Andrew Carnegie’s peace activism.