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Greg Grandin is the author of Fordlandia, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A Professor of History at New York University, Grandin has published a number of other award-winning books, including Empire's Workshop, The Last Colonial Massacre, and The Blood of Guatemala.

Toni Morrison called Grandin's new work, The Empire of Necessity, "compelling, brilliant and necessary." Based on years of research on four continents, the book narrates the history of a slave-ship revolt that inspired Herman Melville's other masterpiece, Benito Cereno. Philip Gourevitch describes it as a "rare book in which the drama of the action and the drama of ideas are equally measured, a work of histor...more


Average rating: 3.61 · 2,070 ratings · 353 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fa...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 1,437 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Empire's Workshop: Latin Am...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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The Empire of Necessity: Sl...
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The Blood of Guatemala: A H...
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Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?
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“All told, U.S. allies in Central America during Reagan's two terms killed over 300,000 people, tortured hundreds of thousands, and drove millions into exile.”
Greg Grandin, Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

“In December 1981, the American-trained Atlacatl Battalion began its systemic execution of over 750 civilians in the Salvadoran village of El Mozote, including hundreds of children under the age of 12. The soldiers were thorough and left only one survivor. At first they stabbed and decapitated their victims, but they turned to machine guns when the hacking grew too tiresome (a decade later, an exhumation team digging through the mass graves found hundreds of bullets with head stamps indicating that the ammunition was manufactured in Lake City, Missouri, for the U.S. government).”
Greg Grandin, Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

“In Chile, everything from "kindergarten to cemeteries and community swimming pools were put out for bid." Between 1985 and 1992, over two thousand government industries were sold off throughout Latin America. Much of this property passed into the hands of either multinational corporations or Latin America's "superbillionaires," a new class that had taken advantage of the dismantling of the state to grow spectacularly rich.”
Greg Grandin, Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

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