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The Resource 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, Rich Cohen

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The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king
Title
The fish that ate the whale
Title remainder
the life and times of America's banana king
Statement of responsibility
Rich Cohen
Title variation
fish that ate the whale
Title variation remainder
the life and times of Americas banana king
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A biography of the little-known antihero, Samuel Zemurray (1877-1961), the disgraced mogul of the much hated United Fruit Company who aided the creation of Israel, funded many of Tulane University's buildings, and had a hand in the rise of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
  • 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. -- Publisher description
Summary
Traces the rise of Samuel Zemurray from a penniless youth to one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men, offering insight into his capitalist talents and the ways in which his life reflected the best and worst of American business dealings
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10120060
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cohen, Rich
Dewey number
  • 338.7/634772092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9259.B2
LC item number
Z463 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HD 9259 B2
NLM item number
Z463 2012
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True
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  • Zemurray, Samuel
  • United Fruit Company
  • Zemurray, Samuel
  • United Fruit Company
  • United Fruit Company
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Louisiana
  • Bananenhandel
  • New Orleans, La
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of America's banana king
Label
The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king, Rich Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Yellow:
  • The isthmus
  • To the Collins
  • Revolutin'!
  • To the isthmus and back
  • The banana war
  • Ripe:
  • King fish
  • The fish that ate the whale
  • Los Pericos
  • Green:
  • Bananas go to war
  • Israel is real
  • Operation success
  • Backlash
  • Brown:
  • What remains
  • Bay of Pigs
  • The earth eats the fish that ate the whale
  • Fastest way to the street
  • Epilogue
  • Selma
  • Ripes
  • The fruit jobber
  • Brown to green
  • Bananas don't grow on trees
  • The octopus
  • New Orleans
Control code
ocn757177308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780374299279
Lccn
2011041207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021398792
Other physical details
map
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20120604-153
  • BRO-cust20120604-147
System control number
(OCoLC)757177308
Label
The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king, Rich Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Yellow:
  • The isthmus
  • To the Collins
  • Revolutin'!
  • To the isthmus and back
  • The banana war
  • Ripe:
  • King fish
  • The fish that ate the whale
  • Los Pericos
  • Green:
  • Bananas go to war
  • Israel is real
  • Operation success
  • Backlash
  • Brown:
  • What remains
  • Bay of Pigs
  • The earth eats the fish that ate the whale
  • Fastest way to the street
  • Epilogue
  • Selma
  • Ripes
  • The fruit jobber
  • Brown to green
  • Bananas don't grow on trees
  • The octopus
  • New Orleans
Control code
ocn757177308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780374299279
Lccn
2011041207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021398792
Other physical details
map
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20120604-153
  • BRO-cust20120604-147
System control number
(OCoLC)757177308

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