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The Fish That Ate the Whale : The Life and Times of America's Banana King
by Rich Cohen and Robertson Dean


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781611209099
  • ISBN-10: 1611209099
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 4.99 x 5.61 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15 pounds


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