David Nasaw does a brilliant job of portraying Carnegie and the reading by Grover Gardner is up to his usual top standards. I would have welcomed a bit more on the social and political side of his times, such as labour relations and anti-trust moves by the government. But that is a personal preference on my part, not a criticsm of the author who keeps his narrative focussed on the man himself and his many fascinating friendships and business acquaintances. Problem is that much of Carnegie's thinking is a bit simple if not childlike. So you can't help being pleased when Mr. Frick or President Roosevelt tire of his weedling and send him a sharp reproach. At the same time, Carnegie was clearly a very genuine, clever and affable man who was well liked, at least by his friends.
A very long audio book, which is good if you like to go for very long walks.
The author is very thorough in getting in as much detail as possible, maybe too much detail, but in the end you feel that you know the full unbiased story.
I listened to it on holiday which might not have been ideal as much of it is about work.
First making money and then giving it away.
Unfortunately he wasted a lot of his valuable time trying to prevent the first world war.
I got fond of Mr Carnagie.