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The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Life and Times of America's Banana King

Rich Cohen

Discover the fascinating true story of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana mogul who rose from penniless roadside fruit peddler to conquer the United Fruit Company and become one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. "The Fish That Ate the Whale" takes readers on a thrilling journey through Zemurray's life, from his humble beginnings to his adventures as a corporate pirate, foreign nation conqueror, and symbol of both the best and worst of the United States. With brilliant historical detail, Rich Cohen unveils Zemurray as a hidden power broker whose will to succeed is nothing short of indomitable.
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14/ And so it was that Samuel Zemurray, a penniless immigrant, came to own and run one of the most powerful companies in the world. If you're interested in learning more, I recommend this book by @richcohen2003. It is one of my favorites of all time!      source
Sucked me in completely. Everyone I’ve recommended it to loves it.      source
@BrentBeshore Love that book.      source
@lex_node Read the book. The fish that ate the whale. Crazy!!      source