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The fish that ate the whale

the amazing life and momentous times of America"s banana king

by Rich Cohen

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish businesspeople,
  • Banana trade,
  • United Fruit Company,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementRich Cohen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9259.B2 Z463 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 270 p. :
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25067241M
    ISBN 109780374299279
    LC Control Number2011041207
    OCLC/WorldCa757177308

    Get this from a library! The fish that ate the whale: the life and times of America's banana king. [Rich Cohen] -- A biography of the little-known antihero, Samuel Zemurray (), the disgraced mogul of the much hated United Fruit Company who aided the creation of .


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