A rollicking, outrageous, and altogether brilliant perversion of known facts—and a much beloved fiction—Banana Republican sends the crass and hilarious Tom Buchanan through America’s infamously mismanaged intervention in Nicaragua in the early twentieth century. Author and historian Eric Rauchway makes the 1920s feel frighteningly familiar: an age of unbounded capitalism, imperialism, nascent globalization, socially acceptable racism, and careless economic policy. This smart, satirical send-up of greed, Gatsby, and gusto parades the American dream in all its ragged glory.
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About the Author
A professor of history at the University of California, Davis, Eric Rauchway is the author of Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America (H&W, 2003) and Blessed Among Nations (H&W, 2006). He lives in northern California.
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