Bananas

£9.99

From their 19th-century beginnings in the jungles of Costa Rica to reaching the halls of power in Washington, D.C, from the mass-marketing of the banana as the first fast food, to fostering covert links with the CIA and involvement with a bloody coup in Guatemala, the United Fruit Company pioneered the growth of globalisation and created the blueprint for how corporations could wield influence and power, at any cost. In this compelling history of the United Fruit Company, Peter Chapman weaves together a dramatic tale of big business, deceit and violence, exploring the origins of one of the most controversial global corporations ever.

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In this compelling history, Peter Chapman shows how the United Fruit Company took bananas from the jungles of Costa Rica to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., with not just clever marketing, but covert CIA operations, bloody coups and brutalised workforces. And how along the way they turned the banana into a blueprint for a new model of unfettered global capitalism: one that serves corporate power at any cost.

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Weight 0.164 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

338.174772098 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K