- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: March 6, 1997
He built one of the world's largest fortunes from the ground up. He left behind a tradition of generosity that continues today in more than 20 separate philanthropic organizations. Andrew Carnegie is the classic American success story.
He rose from a $1.20 a week job for a thread company to the head of a company that sold for the equivalent of $12.5 billion! Believing that "a rich man who dies rich dies in disgrace," he worked as hard at giving his wealth away as he did to earn it.
ANDREW CARNEGIE: PRINCE OF STEEL tells his fascinating story through expert commentary, archival footage and interviews with family members, including his only surviving grandchild. Discover the role he played in the Civil War, and trace his remarkable rise. And learn why the outbreak of World War I crushed the spirit of the man who had overcome so much.
From his childhood in Scotland to the continuing charitable work of the foundations he established, this is the riveting story of a man who truly lived the American dream.