on 16 October 2012
I was unsure whether to buy this book simply because it was a subject i knew nothing about and i did not really understand the title. However i am very glad i took the plunge as it is a great read of a truly amazing and deeply flawed man. The style takes some getting used to as it is a trifle conversational, but the story gathers pace and becomes a mini history lesson of a past era and i ended up having huge respect for the banana king, even though i have no doubt he was a difficult individual by modern standards. An all round excellent read.