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The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king: the life and times of America's banana king
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[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2012.
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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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Cohen, R., & Dean, R. (2012). The fish that ate the whale: the life and times of America's banana king. Unabridged. [United States]: Dreamscape Media, LLC.

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Cohen, Rich and Robertson. Dean. 2012. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King. [United States]: Dreamscape Media, LLC.

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Cohen, Rich and Robertson. Dean, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King. [United States]: Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2012.

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Cohen, Rich., and Robertson Dean. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King. Unabridged. [United States]: Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2012.

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