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Greg Grandin

Born: Sep 13, 1962

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Greg Grandin

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1962
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Greg Grandin is an American historian, and professor of history at New York University. He is author of a number of books, including Fordlandia: 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 is entitled Who Is Rigoberta Menchu? and focuses on the treatment of the Nobel Peace Prize winner in the media. 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.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Author
  • Historian

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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