The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Fish That Ate the Whale

Downloadable Audiobook - 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
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2012
[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611209075
1611209072
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 01 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Dean, Robertson
hoopla digital

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