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Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

The Life and Times of America's Banana King


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Samuel Zemurray in 1951
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Samuel Zemurray in 1951

Samuel Zemurray was a poor Jewish immigrant, selling freckled bananas out of a boxcar before amassing a fortune in the banana trade. His rags-to-riches story is unveiled in a new biography by Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone Magazine contributing editor Rich Cohen. Cohen joins us to discuss Zemurray's life in relation to American capitalism, foreign relations in Latin America and beyond.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Rich Cohen, author and contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone Magazine

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