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

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

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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
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this compelling history of the United Fruit Company, Financial Times writer Peter Chapman weaves a dramatic tale of big business, deceit, and violence, exploring the origins of arguably one of the most controversial global corporations ever, and the ways in which their pioneering example set the precedent for the institutionalized greed of today's multinational companies. The story has its source in United Fruit's nineteenth-century beginnings in the jungles of Costa Rica. What follows is a damning examination of the company's policies: from the marketing of the banana as the first fast food, to the company's involvement in an invasion of Honduras, a massacre in Colombia, and a bloody coup in Guatemala. Along the way the company fostered covert links with U.S. power brokers such as Richard Nixon and CIA operative Howard Hunt, manipulated the press in new, and stoked the revolutionary ire of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. From the exploited banana republics of Central America to the concrete jungle of New York City, Peter Chapman's Bananas is a lively and insightful cultural history of the coveted yellow fruit, as well as a gripping narrative about the infamous rise and fall of the United Fruit Company
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Midwest
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1948-
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Chapman, Peter
Dewey number
338.174772098
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • United Fruit Company
  • United Fruit Company
  • Banana trade
  • Bananas
  • International business enterprises
  • Electronic books
  • Central America
Target audience
adult
Label
Bananas : how the United Fruit Company shaped the world, Peter Chapman, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802192004
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12209877
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remote
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12209877
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MWT12209877
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bananas : how the United Fruit Company shaped the world, Peter Chapman, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802192004
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12209877
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12209877
System control number
MWT12209877
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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