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The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king, Rich Cohen

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The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king
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The fish that ate the whale
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the life and times of America's banana king
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Rich Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A biography of the little-known antihero, Samuel Zemurray (1877-1961), the disgraced mogul of the much hated United Fruit Company who aided the creation of Israel, funded many of Tulane University's buildings, and had a hand in the rise of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
  • When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, banana hauler, dockside hustler, and plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary soldiers, Honduran peasants, CIA agents, and American statesmen. -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 338.7/634772092
  • B
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Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9259.B2
LC item number
Z463 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king, Rich Cohen
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The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king, Rich Cohen
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-270)
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ocn757177308
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 270 p.
Isbn
9780374299279
Lccn
2011041207
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(OCoLC)757177308

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