The Banana Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Interventions of the United States in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean The Banana Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Interventions of the United States in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean

The Banana Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Interventions of the United States in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean

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    • 119,00 kr

Publisher Description

The United States Marine Corps once fought for God, country, and bananas.

This audiobook is about the Banana Wars that lasted from the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898 until Franklin Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy of 1934. When you listen to this story, you’ll learn how and why the US Marines invaded Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. You’ll also learn how the US Marines occupied and ruled Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic for years.

You’ll learn about why bananas became such an important commodity and how a combination of technologies made it possible. And you’ll learn how the American public was persuaded to start buying all those bananas. You’ll see how the United Fruit Company put all the pieces together to form an incredibly efficient company powerful enough to overturn presidents and dictators.

You’ll find out how gaining possession of California inevitably led the United States to see the Caribbean and Central America as vital to American national security.

You’ll learn that an episode in a world-famous novel by the Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is true.

You’ll discover the story of the battleship USS Oregon circumnavigating South America in a 12,000-mile, sixty-day voyage to join the Atlantic fleet as the Spanish-American War broke out—and how the epic journey played into the design of the Panama Canal.

You’ll listen to a 1903 crisis that led to German, British, and Italian warships blockading Venezuela and to Teddy Roosevelt amending the Monroe Doctrine.

So if you want to learn more about the Banana Wars, then scroll up and click the “add to cart” button!

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
JS
Jason Saffir
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
03:27
hr min
RELEASED
2023
23 September
PUBLISHER
Captivating History
SIZE
183.3
MB