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  title={Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie},
  author={E. Ray Sir Lankester},
THE life-histories of remarkable men always have interest and value. Few are more fascinating than that of Andrew Carnegie, who began his business career as a telegraph messenger boy at two and a half dollars a week, and step by step, through many trials and triumphs, became the great steel-master, built up a colossal industry, amassed an enormous fortune, and then deliberately and systematically gave away the whole of it for the enlightenment and betterment of mankind. No doubt the element of… 

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