The Fish That Ate the Whale

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The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Life and Times of America's Banana King

By Rich Cohen; Robertson Dean (Narrated by); Robertson Dean (Read by)

Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611209051

Publication Date: July 31, 2012

Description
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.


About the Author
"New York Times" bestselling author Rich Cohen is a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair" and "Rolling Stone" and the author of seven books, including "Israel Is Real", "Tough Jews" and the widely acclaimed memoir "Sweet and Low". His work has appeared in "The New Yorker", "Harper'""s Magazine" and "Best American Essays." He lives in Connecticut with his wife, three sons and dog.

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.