In Harold C. Livesay’s Andrew Carnegie and the rise of Big Business, Andrew Carnegie’s struggles and desires throughout his life are formed into different challenges of being the influential leader of the United States of America. The book also covers the belief of the American Dream in that people can climb up the ladder of society by hard work and the dream of becoming an influential citizen, just as Carnegie did. The biography begins when the impoverished Carnegie family leaves their home
challenged readers to counter this threat through individual responsibility. Rather than lecture his readers about America’s moral demise, Dos Passos borrowed cinematic editing techniques to project his message via a montage of fictional characters, biographies of legendary Americans, “Newsreels,” and autobiography that he dubbed the “Camera Eye” (Maine 76). Montage served to juxtapose the nation’s dire economic, political threats and Americans’ indifference. The author used the contrasts contained in
Britain, 1939. Dickinson's A Short History of the Steam Engine seeks to prove that the steam engine, although seemingly out of date, is very important to industry and society in 1939 and probably still today. Dickinson aims to give the reader a brief but detailed history of the evolution of the steam engine. He starts with the earliest known work in the area and proceeds through the well known and not so well known contributors. Dickinson does a good job of staying on topic and not straying.