The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie allows Andrew Carnegie to give readers a glimpse into his mind, heart, and soul. Called an "example" for the wealthy by former British Prime Minister Gladstone, Carnegie was a humble and gracious man. At only 13 years old, he emigrated to America and began working in a factory to make ends meet. By the time of his death, he was a multimillionaire and one that gave away about 90% of his personal wealth. Carnegie considered it his debt to society to be philanthropic with the excess he had earned. Carnegie's generosity can still be felt across America, as several libraries, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Hall, and many other organizations exist today because of his selflessness. A true example of the fortitude of the American dream and how it can be not only achieved but also given away to others, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a true inspiration.
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