Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including most recently The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (2014) and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (2009). A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Fordlandia was picked by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and NPR for their “best of” lists, and Amazon.com named it the best history book of 2009. A professor of history at NYU and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Grandin writes on US foreign policy, Latin America, genocide, and human rights. He has published in The New York Times, Harper’s, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The American Historical Review.