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Round the World Hardcover – August 18, 2008


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  • Hardcover: 260 pages
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0554375591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0554375595
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 9.1 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,547,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Entrepreneur and philanthropist ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919) was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, he devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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By John stults on May 11, 2013
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Very good, easy ready. Definitely recommend for anybody who either loves to read, or is fascinated by Carnegie. Thank you
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A very well written travel book from 1884. Among his many talents as an industrialist and philanthropist, I have to add author. After reading this book, I consider that Andrew Carnegie is a wonderfully gifted writer. I recommend this book for capturing the world of the late 1800s. He had access to different people in politics and business around the world due to being an industrialist.

Andrew Carnegie was a wealthy American industrialist of the late 1800s. I remember him best for all of the libraries he built spread out across America which were a wonderful gift to the country.

When he initially traveled around the world, he made some notes which he privately published for his friends. At their urging, he cleaned up the notes and published them in this book. He is a wonderful writer, and writes better than most professional writers that I have read during my life. In addition to the expected travel book fare, he has comments on international finance and government which are very pertinent to the time. Some of the comments still apply today as they are timeless.

Carnegie is a gifted observer of people and things and able to convey his thoughts in words to the reader. He traveled by rail from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, from where the steamship Belgic sailed for Japan. He captures the feel of the ships he was on with the other passengers. He brings to life the different countries he visited with their scenery, people and customs. He went to Japan, and visited Yokohama, Tokio ( spelling used in the book), and Nagasaki. In China, Peking and Shanghai, Canton, the Paris of the East in the late 1800s were visited.
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By Robert Wolfe on August 11, 2014
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It's okay, not great.
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