The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World,
Metropolitan Books, 2014.
*New York Times Editor's Choice
*San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book
*WINNER of the Bancroft Prize
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, Metropolitan Books, 2009. Published in Brazil as Fordlândia: Ascensão e queda da cidade esquecida and called “um grande livro” by country’s leading columnist, Elio Gaspari.
*Pulitzer Prize Finalist
*National Book Awards Finalist
*National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist
*New York Times Notable Books of 2009
*TLS‘s Sir Ferdinand Mount as best book of 2010
*“Best book of 2010″ (paperback), NPR’s The Takeaway
*One of the BBC’s Ten Best Driving Books of 2010
Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism (American Empire Project), Metropolitan Books, 2006.
The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War, University of Chicago Press, 2004.
The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation, Duke University Press, 2000.
*Winner, 2001 Bryce Wood Award, Latin American Studies Association
A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence During Latin America’s Long Cold War, co-edited with Gilbert Joseph, Duke University Press 2010.
Human Rights and Revolutions, co-edited with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Lynn Hunt, and Marilyn Young, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.
Truth Commissions: State Terror, History, Memory, a special issue of Radical History Review co-edited with Thomas M. Klubock, 2007.
Denegado en su totalidad: documentos estadounidenses liberados, AVANCSO, 2001.
A Revolução Guatemalteca, UNESP, 2002.
H-Diplo Roundtable on Fordlandia, May 25, 2010
“Your Americanism and Mine: Americanism and Anti-Americanism in the Americas,” American Historical Review, October 2006 111;4
“The Instruction of Great Catastrophe: Truth Commissions, National History, and State Formation in Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala,” American Historical Review, February 2005, 110;1
“Off the Beach: Latin America, The United States, and the Cold War,” in A Companion to Post-1945 America, Jean-Christophe Agnew and Roy Rosenzweig, eds.
“History, Motive, Law, Intent Combining Historical and Legal Methods in Understanding Guatemala’s 1981-1983 Genocide,” in The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective, Ben Kiernan and Robert Gellately, eds.
“The Narcissism of Violent Differences,” Anti-Americanism, Andrew Ross and Kristin Ross, eds.
“The Imperial Presidency: The Legacy of Reagan’s Central America Policy,” in Confronting the New Conservatism: The Rise of the Right in America, Michael Thompson, ed.
“Human Rights and Empire’s Embrace: A Latin American Counterpoint,” in Human Rights and Revolutions, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Greg Grandin, Lynn Hunt, Marilyn Young, eds.
“A More Onerous Citizenship: Illness, Race, and Nation in Republican Guatemala” in Reclaiming the Political in Latin American History, Gilbert M. Joseph, ed.