The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie

The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie Review

When he was a child in the 1840s, Andrew Carnegie and his family immigrated to America in search of a new beginning. His working-class Scottish family arrived at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Carnegie worked hard, in factories and telegraphy. He invested in railroads, eventually becoming the richest man in the world during his time.
Carnegie believed strongly in sharing his wealth, and one of the ways he did this was by funding the construction of over 2,500 public libraries around the world. His philanthropy completely revolutionized public libraries, which weren't widespread at the time.

Title:The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie
Edition Language:English

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  • ?Dani? ?Touch My Spine Book Reviews?

    I read this book with my kids and enjoyed it. It was educational and shared the value of doing for others. This is a book I would recommend getting for children. A quick read with acceptable illustrat...

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Andrew Carnegie is one of my heroes, because he believed that if you have a lot of money you should use it to help people. He built libraries literally all over the world, and Carnegie Hall in New Yor...

  • Laura

    The thing we forget about the Industrial/Guilded age was that when people got rich, as so many people did, that they gave back. I know it is odd to think there was a time that millionaires and billion...

  • Sarah

    I wished for more explanation about how Carnegie made his money by being a ruthless union-busting SOB who then used his philanthropy for positive PR to obscure what a lousy guy he was to his workers. ...

  • Storywraps

    I love biographies and this one will not disappoint. Andrew Carnegie is even now known throughout the world for his spectacular libraries which enable people to borrow books for free thus promoting th...

  • Producervan in Cornville, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.

    The Man Who Loved Libraries, The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen. Illustrated by Katty Maury. Owlkids Books. 5 Stars. Super easy biography of Andrew Carnegie with nice, mellow illustrations ...

  • Sara

    I couldn't resist downloading this from NetGalley. Andrew Carnegie's life had its controversies of course with his union busting actions, but you cannot deny the legacy he left building libraries all ...

  • Lizzy McDaniel

    **Read on TumbleBooks ‘The Man Who Loved Libraries’ is a biographical picture book written by Andrew Larsen. It tells the story of Andrew Carnegie's life and his family's imigration to America. Th...

  • Laura (Book Scrounger)

    I really enjoyed this informative book about the life of Andrew Carnegie. I thought the pace of the story was well done -- it covered important information without getting bogged down in words, and th...

  • Katie Pierce

    This is a biography, complex picture book about Andrew Carnegie. This book would be well suited for fourth graders. The story follows Andrew Carnegie as a young boy and how his family immigrated to Am...