The Fish That Ate The Whale by Rich Cohen

Rich Cohen's historical profile of Samuel Zemurray

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Ryan Holiday
Ryan HolidayHunter@ryanholiday · Author, Ego is the Enemy
The book sucked me in completely. The subject, Samuel Zemurray, is fascinating and compelling. The writer has a voice that is utterly unique. Since reading this book, I have explored all of this further: I studied Zemurray (whose house was not far from mine in New Orleans and still stands) and used him for my last book and was lucky enough to interview the author, Rich Cohen. And I read his other books, am particularly found of Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons and Gangster Dreams. The book has all sorts of things going for it: it’s the American Dream, it’s history via microcosm, it’s drama/violence/intrique, and it’s a course in business strategy and leadership. Everyone I have recommended it to was blown away. In terms of an author I’d never heard of taking a subject I don’t care about and making it AWESOME? This book deserves to be recognized.
Jahed
Jahed@jahedmomand · Product @ ZOOM+
This part of your talk was the part I was MOST interested in at Vungle. Insta-purchased this book. Thanks for the share