Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

carnegie's maid

I like a novel that throws in some historical facts like Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict, which is about a personal maid working for Andrew Carnegie’s Mother. It gives some of the  history of the Carnegie Family emigrating from Scotland to America and how Andrew Carnegie made his fortune in the steel industry in Pittsburg.

The book is very interesting and well written and I would recommend it!

It inspired me to do some research on Andrew Carnegie. He married later in life and was the first person in America to have a prenup agreement. He became one of the richest people in the world at that time, and as he was self educated, was very aware of the need for learning through books. This is why he sponsored over 3,000 libraries and also the famous Carnegie Hall in New York. He gave away 90% of his vast fortune. A fascinating man!


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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