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

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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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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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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General, Banana trade -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History, HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies), Jewish businesspeople -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography, United Fruit Company -- Biography, Zemurray, Samuel, -- 1877-1961
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title The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king
title_display The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king
title_full The Fish that Ate the Whale The Life and Times of America's Banana King, The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king / Rich Cohen, The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king [electronic resource] / Rich Cohen
title_short The fish that ate the whale :
title_sort fish that ate the whale the life and times of america's banana king
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topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General, Banana trade Louisiana New Orleans History, Biography & Autobiography, Business, HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies), Jewish businesspeople Louisiana New Orleans Biography, Nonfiction, United Fruit Company Biography, Zemurray, Samuel, 1877-1961
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