This was an extremely interesting and informative book.
Dan Koeppel constantly surprises the reader with the amazing connections he makes between the story of the banana and art, science, geography and politics.
Anyone who enjoys reading and to learn, will most likely be very satisfied with this book.
Being from the Philippines, I am humbled by the flight of banana varieties throughout the world in this well researched book by Mr. Koeppel. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Carlos C. Talisaysay
This book gave me insight into an industry I knew nothing about.
The authors writing style is informative and the way he presents his subject matter really sucked me in!
To me, one message from this book is that the current endemic poverty, corruption, and violence in the Central American countries known as "Banana Republics" are due to the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Frank
Great topic, not such great writing. Author inserts himself into the story too much also.Published 1 month ago by betsy
I am amazed about the banana's effects on history. I guess I never gave it much thought...but now I do. It was fun to read, but surely more than I needed to know.Published 1 month ago by Macpenski
This book peeled open some very interesting facts, and made me appreciate all the sacrifices made by working people in order for this fruit to be in our lunchbagsPublished 4 months ago by C-T
Absolutely fascinating book on something so obsequious and mundane, just sitting there slowly ripening on the kitchen counter. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rob Fitzgibbon