Book Discussion on The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King

Rich Cohen talked about his book, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King. It is a biography of… read more

Rich Cohen talked about his book, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King. It is a biography of Samuel Zemurray, who rose from poverty to become head of the United Fruit Company and played controversial roles in the history of several Latin American countries. Mr. Cohen was interviewed by Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan and responded to questions from members of the audience.

This was an event in the University Center’s Lake Room at the 2012 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King

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306453-4
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Interview
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jun 9, 2012
Last Aired:
Jun 25, 2012

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  • Jun 09, 2012 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 10, 2012 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 25, 2012 | 6:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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