An in depth biography of John Ruan, who rose from gravel hauler to multi-millionaire. During his career, Ruan built a diverse business empire based on trucking, banking, real estate, and international trade. One of Iowa's most famous citizens he is known not only for his business savvy but for his philanthropic efforts.
William Friedricks is professor of history at Simpson College and director of the Iowa History Center. He was recently named the inaugural winner of the Iowa History Prize, awarded by Humanities Iowa to help support and promote awareness of and interest in Iowa history. He is the author of several books, including "Investing in Iowa: The Life and Times of F. M. Hubbell" and "Covering Iowa: The History of the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company"," and editor of the book series Iowa and the Midwest Experience."""
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