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Joyce Appleby

Joyce Appleby is a professor of history emerita at UCLA and the author of The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism and 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. She lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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


    An engrossing history of the voyages of exploration that ignited curiosity about nature and gave birth to modern science.More

  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