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Joyce Appleby

Joyce Appleby (1929—2016) was a professor of history emerita at UCLA, the author of Shores of Knowledge, The Relentless Revolution, and the coauthor of Telling the Truth about History, among many other works. A former president of the American History Association, she was awarded the 2009 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Prize for distinguished writing in American history from the Society of American Historians.

Books by Joyce Appleby

  1. Book CoverThe Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism

    "Splendid: the global history of capitalism in all its creative—and destructive—glory." —The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverShores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

    "Uncommonly good…makes a compelling case that…intellectual curiosity not only changed Europe, but launched modernity." —Cleveland Plain DealerMore

  3. Book CoverTelling the Truth about History

    "A fascinating historiographical essay. . . . An unusually lucid and inclusive explication of what it ultimately at stake in the culture wars over the nature, goals, and efficacy of history as a discipline."—BooklistMore