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    DescriptionWhen 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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    Title
    The Fish That Ate the Whale
    Subtitle
    The Life and Times of America's Banana King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rich Cohen, Read by Robertson Dean
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 127 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611209099
    ISBN 10: 1611209099
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: BGB
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNDF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/LANEWO
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    B&T Approval Code: A48186000, A16370000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57820
    BISAC V2.8: BIO003000, BUS070120, HIS036060
    DC22: 338.7/634772092
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 338.76347720
    BIC subject category V2: KJZ
    LC classification: HD9259.B2 Z463 2012B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Dreamscape Media
    Imprint name
    Dreamscape Media
    Publication date
    31 July 2012
    Author Information
    Rich Cohen is a New York Times bestselling author as well as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. He has written seven books, including Tough Jews, Israel Is Real, and the widely acclaimed memoir Sweet and Low. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, and Best American Essays. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, three sons, and dog. READER BIO Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in most every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won eight Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, where he records books and acts in film, TV, and (especially) on stage.
    Review quote
    Starred Review. ""This is popular history and biography at its best, making for an easy verdict: this book will appeal strongly to lay readers and scholars alike. Highly recommended to all."" - Library Journal Starred Review. "."..it is nearly impossible to put the book down, and that's something you don't say about a lot of biographies - and especially biographies of businessmen. For anyone who enjoys a good life story, this one is an absolute must-read."" - Booklist ""Dean's skill shines as he balances an abundance of details...with the more engaging moments of Zemurray's life. He manages this through emphasis, tone, and even speed."" - AudioFile Magazine "."..Cohen waxes almost Kiplingesque as he celebrates the man and his myrmidons..."" - The New York Times