“ANDREW CARNEGIE: MAN OF STEEL, HEART OF GOLD?” @ CHESTER LIBRARY
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – 8 PM
A man of contradictions, Carnegie was raised in poverty yet became the wealthiest man in America. Was he a self-made man or a heartless opportunist? Vicious union strike breaker or workers’ rights advocate? Ruthless robber baron or world famous philanthropist? When he died in 1919 at age 83, Carnegie was worth $480 million ($310 billion today) and had donated $350 million for various causes: several public libraries, international peace, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Hall, and Tuskegee Institute. Learn more about this legendary, controversial figure and what drove him to accumulate, then donate such a vast fortune. Presented by Dan Rosen. Register at www.chesterlib.org or call 879-7612.