Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World

Peter Chapman

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 10th Mar '22


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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SKU: 9781838857875

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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.

Additional information

Weight 0.164 kg
Dimensions 15 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 240