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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Meet You in Hell

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Changed America by Les Standiford p. 40

"It was that very concept of equal opportunity which had given young Andrew Carnegie the sense that he could outstrip his humble origins, and that formed the basis of his eternal gratitude for the "land of opportunity" that allowed him his meteoric rise. So while Carnegie could be ruthless in his pursuit of material success, he could be equally passionate in his defense of justice for the common man."

I am constantly surprised that people who made it from nothing, seem to forget where they come from. It sounds like Carnegie didn't. Although in this era, the discrepancy between the wealthy and poor was nearly as great as it would ever be. (Only surpassed by 1929, and today.)

3 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

The comparison between 1929 and today gives me chills.

Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

Beth Starr said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Here is my teaser for this week.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Great Teaser! This sounds like a fascinating story, especially since it's true. I've read short pieces by Les Standiford but never a whole book. I'll read this.
My Teaser is from AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.