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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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subject_facet Banana trade -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History, Jewish businesspeople -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography, United Fruit Company -- Biography, Zemurray, Samuel, -- 1877-1961
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, The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king / Rich Cohen
title_short The fish that ate the whale :
title_sub the life and times of America's banana king
topic_facet Banana trade, Biography & Autobiography, Business, History, Jewish businesspeople, Nonfiction, Zemurray, Samuel