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ॊ New The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King ग़ By Rich Cohen চ

ॊ New The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King ग़ By Rich Cohen চ ॊ New The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King ग़ By Rich Cohen চ 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 JournalStarred 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 BooklistDean s skill shines as he balances an abundance of detailswith the engaging moments of Zemurray s life He manages this through emphasis, tone, and even speed AudioFile MagazineCohen waxes almost Kiplingesque as he celebrates the man and his myrmidons The New York TimesPraise for The Fish That Ate the Whale This is a rollicking but brilliantly researched book about one of the most fascinating characters of the twentieth century I grew up in New Orleans enthralled by tales of Sam Zemurray, the banana peddler who built United Fruit This book recounts, with delightful verve, his military and diplomatic maneuvers in Central America and his colorful life and business practices Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve JobsSam the Banana Man Zemurray was a larger than life character Rich Cohen is a superb storyteller Put them together and you have a startling and often hilarious account of one of the forgotten heroes and villains of the American empire Zev ChafetsIn Rich Cohens masterful and enthralling narrative, one mans character is not simply his fate but also that of a nation With verve, wit, and page turning excitement, The Fish That Ate the Whale unfolds as compelling story of bold success coupled with reckless ambition I loved this book Howard Blum, author of The Floor of Heaven and American LightningIf this book were simply the tale of a charismatic and eccentric banana mogul, that would have been enough for meespecially with the masterful Rich Cohen as narrator But its not It is also the story of capitalism, psychology, immigration, public relations, colonialism, food, O Henrys shady past, and the meaning of excellence A J Jacobs, author of The Year of Living BiblicallyWhat a story, and what a storyteller Youll never see a bananaand, for that matter, Americathe same way again Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Lazarus ProjectTheres a lot to learn about the seedier side of the smile of nature in this witty tale of the fruit peddler turned mogul Chlo Schama, SmithsonianAmericans puzzling over the role of todays powerful corporations Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs, Google may profit from considering the example of the United Fruit Company A new account of United Fruit and one of its leading figures, Samuel Zemurray The Fish That Ate The Whale usefully reminds us of some of the wonderful things about capitalism, and some of the dangers, too The book recounts all the Washington insiders hired by Zemurray as lobbyists, including Tommy the Cork Corcoran A business that lives by Washington is finally at its mercy, as United Fruit learned when the antitrust cops came after it Its all something to remember the next time you peel a banana Ira Stoll, Time An engrossing tale of the life of Sam Zemurray With his nimble narrative journalism, Cohen makes a convincing case that the somewhat obscure Sam Zemurray was in fact a major figure in American history Cohen does so with a prose briskly accented with sights, sounds and smells, and invigorated with offhand wisdom about the human journey through life Whats rarer about Cohens style is his skill with metaphor His are apt and concise, but theyre also complex There are men of action and there are men of words The contrast between them is a sort of shadow narrative in The Fish That Ate the Whale At the end of Cohens story, impetuous doers such as Zemurray not only cede the moral high ground, but also live to witness the terrifying power of the talkers If some level of this book proposes a contest of Cohen vs Zemurray, then the win goes rather unambiguously to Cohen to paraphrase Edward Bulwer Lytton, the pen is mightier than the banana Austin Ratner, The Forward A grippingly readable biography Cohen fleshes out the legend of Samuel Zemurray in a 270 page account full of novelistic scene setting and speculative flightsthe kind of writing that puts Cohen firmly in the tradition of non fiction reportage pioneered by Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer Based on scores of interviews, four years of archival research and on the spot reporting from Central America and New Orleans, the book carries its details easily, sweeping readers on a narrative flood tide that matches the protean energy of Zemurray himself As sketched by Cohen, the big man emerges as a complicated, all too human hero, one whose bullish nature sometimes blinded him, but never let him accept defeat Chris Waddington, New Orleans Times PicayuneCohens biography of Banana King magnate Samuel Zemurray in The Fish That Ate the Whale is really a history of the yellow fruit itself Zemurray exemplified both the best and worst of American capitalism His saga provides plenty of food for thought next time you grab one off the bunch Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly In The Fish That Ate the Whale Rich Cohen sketches a lively and entertaining portrait of Samuel Zemurray, a banana importer and entrepreneur who rose from immigrant roots to take the helm of the storied United Fruit Co., among other accomplishments Cohen unfurls a rich, colorful history of a man who championed the establishment of the State of Israel by providing arms and ships to the Irgun, the nascent underground army He gave muscle and capital to Eisenhowers decision to stage Operation PBSuccess, a CIA coup against Jacobo Arbenzs teetering democracy in Guatemala in 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    • The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King
    • 2.1
    • 93
    • Hardcover
    • 292 pages
    • B0071VOLN8
    • Rich Cohen
    • English
    • 05 September 2016

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