Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin (born 1962) is a professor of history at New York University. He is author of a number of books, including ''Fordlândia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City'', which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History, as well as for the National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. A more recent book, entitled, ''Who Is Rigoberta Menchú?'', focuses on the treatment of the Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize winner. His latest book, ''The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World,'' is a study of the factual basis for the novella ''Benito Cereno'' by Herman Melville.

''Fordlandia'' was named a best book of the year by ''The New York Times'', ''The New Yorker''; NPR; ''The Boston Globe''; ''San Francisco Chronicle''; and the ''Chicago Tribune''.
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