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Tony Ryan -

Tony Ryan

Ireland's Aviator

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Tony Ryan was one of the greatest Irishmen of the twentieth century. Ingenious, driven and sometimes reckless, his sheer spirit and adventurousness made him Ireland's Aviator. Born in a railwayman's cottage in County Tipperary he rose to enormous success. Ryan set up the airline leasing company, Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA), which quickly became the largest such enterprise in the world. But it famously crashed and burned and Ryan lost almost everything. What remained was a little airline called Ryanair which was chronically loss making. Ryan set about turning Ryanair around, putting in one of his assistants, Michael O'Leary, to help knock it into shape. The rest is history. Richard Aldous gives an irresistible insight into the machinations of the man who epitomised what it means to be an entrepreneur. 'Fascinating' The Sunday Times 'Masterful' The Sunday Independent 'Reveals the warts as well as the successes of the Tipperary native' Irish Independent 'The Original Celtic Tiger' The Sunday Independent

Product code: 9780717165520

ISBN 9780717165520
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW130xS22
No. Of Pages 288
Publisher Gill
In this authorised biography of one of the most remarkable Irishmen of the twentieth century, Richard Aldous is independent in his judgements and frank in his examination of his subject's shortcomings and eccentricities. But most of all, he writes with verve and pace.