"In a world where so much seems to be hidden by the smoke of falsity and moral degeneration, we Americans must grasp firmly the ideals which have made this country great.
A thought to consider as Memorial Day is upon us one more time. "What our country has done for us" is "what each of us (and our forefathers) have done as individuals for their fellow citizens." Many have given their lives for our freedoms. Select the image above or the link below to read about Peter E. Greulich's experience with one man who never returned from war.
"Capitalism and socialism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this:
Adapted and updated by Peter E. Greulich from a Phelps Adams' quotation
The Forbes Scrapbook of Thoughts, 1950
"By justice the lawyer generally means the prompt, fair, and open application of impartial rules: but we call ours a Christian civilization, and a Christian conception of justice must be much higher.
Woodrow Wilson, "The Road Away from Revolution"
After reading and reviewing "The Life of Andrew Carnegie," a magnificent biography of the industrialist and philanthropist by Burton J. Hendrick and the "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" edited by John C. Van Dyke, it seemed appropriate to set up a home page for these reviews and other works by "Andy."
Even as his words have become more electronically accessible with the modern-day internet, his thoughts are the internet's equivalent of little-referenced manuscripts gathering dust on a bookshelf. Unfortunately, his talent, business skills, and humanity are less in vogue with today's chief executive officers. We need to blow the dust off these old biographies, books and publications.
If you care to learn more, select the image above or one of the links provided below.
- Peter E.
“My connection with Hampton and Tuskegee Institutes, which promote the elevation of the colored race we formerly kept in slavery, has been a source of satisfaction and pleasure, and to know Booker Washington is a rare privilege. We should all take our hats off to the man who not only raised himself from slavery but helped raise millions of his race to a higher stage of civilization. ...
“He rose from slavery to the leadership of his people—a modern Moses and Joshua combined, leading his people both onward and upward.
B. J. Hendrick's "The Life of Andrew Carnegie"
We will be creating an Andrew Carnegie home page and updating our book reviews over the next week. We will add reviews of B. J. Hendrick's biography, "The Life of Andrew Carnegie" and "Andy's" autobiography.
Until then choose the image above or link below to read our thoughts on Booker T. Washington's book, "Character Building."
Peter E. Greulich
Pete has been studying IBM and early American corporate history since his retirement in 2011. These are his thoughts and musings, and of those whose biographies he has read with links to articles and book reviews on this website.