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Title Banana Republican : from the Buchanan file / Eric Rauchway.
Author Rauchway, Eric.
Publication New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Depicted as braggart, brute, and bore in The Great Gatsby, Tom Buchanan has gotten a bad rap and means to correct the record. That weak-kneed, simpering cousin of his wife's, with his prattling about some lost idealized American individualism and rectitude, was not only a fool and a liar, but worse: a failed bond salesman. But by 1924 Tom has bigger problems than the pathos of the summer of '22. First, there's Aunt Gertrude, who has assumed control of the Buchanan fortune. Second, what with Daisy getting jowly and the maids indiscreet, there's little tranquillity at home. Third, a revolution is brewing in Nicaragua that's threatening to ensnare the family investments. So when Tom is dispatched to maneuver among Nicaragua's international corporate intrigues, machine-gun-toting rival political parties, and competing American intelligence agencies, he spies his chance.
Subject Buchanan, Tom (Fictitious character : Ward) -- Fiction.
Nicaragua -- History -- 1909-1937 -- Fiction.
Addl. Author Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Great Gatsby.
ISBN 0374298947 :
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