In the late 1920s, two cousins took tinkering in the garage to a new level when they invented the world-famous La-Z-Boy recliner. Since that day, La-Z-Boy Incorporated has grown into a global organization with more than $2 billion in annual sales. As La-Z-Boy celebrates 75 years of comfort this year, authors Jeffrey L. Rodengen and Richard F. Hubbard celebrate the company's history with The Legend of La-Z-Boy. Through vision and adroit acquisitions, the bare bones company founded by Knabusch and Shoemaker developed a growing furniture line-and a growing bottom line. La-Z-Boy's fortunes took off in the 1980's when legendary Ethan Allen vet Patrick Norton came aboard. La-Z-Boy's retail sales empire grew in sales and sophistication - and the rest is history.