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The Resource Bananas : how the United Fruit Company shaped the world, Peter Chapman

Bananas : how the United Fruit Company shaped the world, Peter Chapman

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Bananas : how the United Fruit Company shaped the world
Title
Bananas
Title remainder
how the United Fruit Company shaped the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Chapman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this exploration of corporate maneuvering and subterfuge, journalist Chapman shows how the importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized power and influence of today's multinational companies. This infamous company was arguably the most controversial global corporation ever--from the jungles of Costa Rica to the dramatic suicide of its CEO, who leapt from an office on the 44th floor of the Pan Am building in New York City. From the marketing of the banana as the first fast food, to the company's involvement in an invasion of Honduras, the Bay of Pigs crisis, and a bloody coup in Guatemala, Chapman weaves a tale of big business, political deceit, and outright violence to show how one company wreaked havoc in the "banana republics" of Central America, and how terrifyingly similar the age of United Fruit is to our age of rapid globalization.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1948-
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Chapman, Peter
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United Fruit Company
  • United Fruit Company
  • Banana trade
  • Bananas
  • International business enterprises
  • Central America
Label
Bananas : how the United Fruit Company shaped the world, Peter Chapman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Jungle capitalists
  • Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-215) and index
Contents
From the memory of men -- Lament for a dying fruit -- Roots of empire -- Monopoly -- The banana man -- Taming the enclave -- Banana republics -- On the inside -- Coup -- 'Betrayal' -- Decline and fall -- Old and dark forces -- Epilogue: United fruit world
Control code
ocn166367812
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 224 p.
Isbn
9781841958811
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)166367812
Label
Bananas : how the United Fruit Company shaped the world, Peter Chapman
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Jungle capitalists
  • Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-215) and index
Contents
From the memory of men -- Lament for a dying fruit -- Roots of empire -- Monopoly -- The banana man -- Taming the enclave -- Banana republics -- On the inside -- Coup -- 'Betrayal' -- Decline and fall -- Old and dark forces -- Epilogue: United fruit world
Control code
ocn166367812
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 224 p.
Isbn
9781841958811
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)166367812

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