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By Willard Sterne Randall, Nancy Nahra

ISBN-10: 1612305571

ISBN-13: 9781612305578

Andrew Carnegie led a rare lifestyles. He was once the very embodiment of the yankee dream - a Scottish immigrant who fled the grinding poverty of his fatherland to begin anew in the USA. He grew to become the wealthiest guy on this planet, then, on the finish of his existence, gave all of it away. He considered himself as labor's maximum champion; in time, exertions considered him as their such a lot detested enemy. This short-form booklet stocks his awesome tale.

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He loved his family but there was no note of missing them at all in this or in subsequent letters. So far as Billy was concerned, he had finally arrived where he was always destined to be. 47 Chapter Five Below stairs D difficult to find after the end of the Second World War, even, occasionally, for the royals. The war had given the working classes broader horizons and the ‘shame and tyranny of the maid’s cap’, as it was known, made many girls and boys seek better-paid and less humiliating factory work.

The equerries and other senior advisers knew by this time that it was very difficult to get footmen and butlers who were discreet and well mannered and who could be convinced to stay in the job for life – not to mention work up to seventy hours a week. Employment agencies such as Greycoats were always trying to poach staff for other wealthy clients – who would invariably pay more than the notoriously stingy royals – and it became at times a struggle to get good people and to 57 get them to stay.

Taylor seems to have been the model on which, at least from a professional point of view, Billy based his own career. In the heady below-stairs atmosphere at Buckingham Palace Billy quickly learned who was important and who was not. He was ambitious from the start, which surprised many of his colleagues. One said: Well, Billy’s family had run a shop but the shop had failed and he grew up in an environment of loss and failure; an environment where people had fairly low expectations. But Billy was different.

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