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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was, arguably, one of the richest men in America.Some say his wealth was a result of providing poor and cheap working conditions for his employees.Others say he was just an honest, hard working man. So, who`s right?
Andrew Carnegie was a man who happened o be in the right place, at the right time, with the right ideas.Larry L. Fabian described Carnegie by stating, "Charm, a gentle sense of humor, an honest humanity, an ingratiating impishness, and a kindliness of spirit, all of these he displayed in abundance." (185)
Andrew Carnegie was born in 135.Thefirst thirteen years of his life were spend in Scotland.In 148, an economic depression forced his family to move to the United States.At the age of fourteen, Andrew Carnegie took on his second job.He worked as a messenger at his local Pittsburgh Telegraph Office.Thomas Scott noticed his working efforts and appointed him as his secretary.Later, Carnegie followed Scott to Washington.Scott was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of War.
After the Civil War, Andrew Carnegie took Scott`s former position as superintendent of the western division to the Pennsylvania Railroad.In taking this position, Andrew Carnegie had power.He liked it; and long for more of it.It was here when Carnegie became a shareholder in many companies and iron mills.
Andrew Carnegie formed his wealth by the production of iron and steel.Some of which was used in the making of railroads.Since railroads were demanded by the American people, and steel was needed for the making of railroads, Andrew Carnegie developed most of his wealth by profiting off of this. You can also see on another site —
Having information sources around the country, Andrew Carnegie was aware of the happenings around him.With the help of others, he predicted that steel would be the next product to mass produce and overshadow his iron.With this in mind, Andrew Carnegie took action.
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Interpretations of The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy, author of "The Road" was raised Roman Catholic and attended Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. He then went to the University of Tennessee in 15152, where he majored in liberal arts. McCarthy joined the U.S. Air Force in 153 where he served four years, spending two of them in Alaska, where he hosted a radio show.
He has written ten novels of various genres; Southern Gothic, Western, and Post-Apocalyptic. In 2006, Alfred A. Knopf published "The Road", which won the Pulitzer Prize for literature. McCarthy was granted an interview with Oprah Winfrey, who had chosen "The Road" for her Book Club. Not only did it win a Pulitzer Prize, it also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. McCarthy was truly one of America's great writers!
"The Road" opens after an apocalyptic event. Thefirst few pages of the novel situate us in the landscape of ash and isolation. The boy and the man are the main characters and McCarthy never discloses their given names.
The boy and the man suffer from exposure to cold temperatures and from lack of food. They encounter many dangers on the road as they travel south. As they move inland to a pine forest, they come to a point where the man can't go any further. Feeling exhausted and worn out, he lies down beside the road and dies. Before he passes away, he speaks words of encouragement and love to his son. The reader never knows for sure if it`s the trauma of the arrow that pierced his leg or his respiratory illness that led to his demise. Much of the book leads up to this event and the man's interactions with the boy can be seen as an attempt to prepare the boy to live in the world on his own. Luckily, after his father's death, he encounters a family on the road and is welcomed to travel along with them. The book seems to just stop there, leaving it to the reader's imagination to find out what is next. Critics love the brain twister ending of the book, an...
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