Tony Ryan. Ireland’s Aviator

[Tony Ryan. Ireland’s Aviator]
Gill & Macmillan
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Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
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The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

It is the biography of Tony Ryan, Irish entrepreneur who started off the business of airliners leasing, and later founded Ryanair, that changed radically air travel in Europe. The biography seems well researched, with much detail on the financial side of the businesses involved. It shows the life of entrepreneurship. The protagonist seemed unable to find a work-family balance, that led to separation from his wife. This sad aspect of his life is dealt with in the book in a factual manner, without the expected reference to its moral dimension – almost approvingly. The same approach is found when dealing with the protagonist’s later affairs with three different ladies. There is no inappropriate description. Well written, with a sense of humour.

John Shaw, 2019