Synopsis

Andrew Carnegie: Rags to Riches, Power to Peace charts the story of a poor
Scottish immigrant who sailed to America in the 1840s, and by the end of the
century would be the richest man in the world.

A ruthless businessman and generous philanthropist, Carnegie is undoubtedly
one of the most fascinating and contradictory figures in history. Not content with
creating a steel empire that forever changed how America’s cities were built, in
retirement Carnegie masterminded a plan to use his wealth to buy peace as
Europe headed to war.

This documentary reveals the untold story of a man with incredible vision, whose
dream of a world without conflict ended in tatters and led him to die a broken
man.

Narrated by Brian Cox. Produced by Galeforce Films Productions.

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Category
Documentary - History


Run Time
59 mins HD



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