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The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
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Book
Edition:
1st ed.
ISBN:
9780374299279 (hbk.), 0374299277 (hbk.)
Physical Desc:
xiii, 270 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Status:
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Cohen, R. (2012). The fish that ate the whale: the life and times of America's banana king. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cohen, Rich. 2012. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cohen, Rich, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

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Cohen, Rich. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Print.

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