Lisa Reads: Rise Above: How One Man’s Search for Mobility Helped the World Get Moving

Rise Above: How One Man’s Search for Mobility Helped the World Get Moving 

Ralph W. Braun. Rise Above: How One Man’s Search for Mobility Helped the World Get Moving . The Braun Corporation. Kindle Edition. 2016.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20830191-rise-above

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I’m a sucker for biographies about people who DO stuff. Two of my favorites, immediately to mind. The first is a two-volume tome about Winston Churchill’s mama, Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill.

The second is MAVERICK: The Story of Robert Six and Continental Airlines. (I certainly miss the days when flying in an airplane was a TREAT!)

RISE ABOVE is a lot like MAVERICK. It chronicles the life of a dreamer who was in on the ground floor of a new kind of business. Ralph Braun was in the forefront of accessible vans, and I think him for that! He is also a businessman who learned from his mistakes.

I learned a lot from all three of these biographies. I highly recommend them.


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One Reply to “Lisa Reads: Rise Above: How One Man’s Search for Mobility Helped the World Get Moving”

  1. Churchill, being a smart ass, is one of my heroes. “Sir Winston, you’re drunk!” “And you, madam, are ugly- but in the morning I’ll be sober!” “Sir Winston, if you were my husband I’d put poison in your coffee!” “Madam, if I were your husband, I’d drink it!”

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