American Prestige Guests

Ackerman, Spencer, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, Viking, 2021 (
Aviña, Alexander, Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside, Oxford University Press USA, 2014 (
Ferrer, Ada, Cuba: An American History, Scribner Book Company, 2021 (
Immerwahr, Daniel, How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States, Picador USA, 2020 (
Lieven, Anatol, Climate Change and the Nation State: The Case for Nationalism in a Warming World, Oxford University Press USA, 2020 (
Miller-Davenport, Sarah, Gateway State: Hawai’i and the Cultural Transformation of American Empire, Princeton University Press, 2021 (
Moyn, Samuel, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021 (
Nunan, Timothy, Humanitarian Invasion: Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan, Cambridge University Press, 2018 (
Østebø, Terje, Islam, Ethnicity, and Conflict in Ethiopia: The Bale Insurgency, 1963-1970, Cambridge University Press, 2020 (
Parsons, David L., Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era, University of North Carolina Press, 2020 (
Pluymers, Keith, No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021 (
Rana, Aziz, The Two Faces of American Freedom, Harvard University Press, 2014 (
Thornton, Christy, Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy, University of California Press, 2021 (
Tuong Vu and Sean Fear, The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation Building, Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2020 (
Vine, David, The United States of War, 48: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State, University of California Press, 2020 (
Wertheim, Stephen, Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy, Belknap Press, 2020 (
Wyman, Patrick, The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years That Shook the World, Twelve, 2021 (
Young, Alden, Transforming Sudan: Decolonization, Economic Development, and State Formation, Cambridge University Press, 2017 (

Iranian history

Axworthy, Michael, The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant, I.B. Tauris, 2009

Islamic history (general)

Hodgson, Marshall, The Venture of Islam, The University of Chicago Press, 1974
Rahman, Fazlur, Islam, The University of Chicago Press, 1966 (2nd edition 1979)

US History, Cold War

Bessner, Daniel, Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual, Cornell University Press, 2018


Boyce, Mary, Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, Routledge, 2001
Kriwaczek, Paul, In Search of Zarathustra, Vintage Books, 2002