The Fish That Ate the WhaleDownloadable Audiobook - 2012
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: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 01 min.)) : digital