Archive | September, 2013

Remembering the Father of Cuban Ballet, Fernando Alonso (1914 – 2013)

After the recent death of Fernando Alonso (1914-2013), “a Cuban ballet master and teacher who teamed with his brother and his wife at the time, the ballet star Alicia Alonso, to found a dance company that gained international renown as the Ballet Nacional de Cuba,” author Toba Singer fondly remembers the time she spent working with him […]

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LBJ – The Right Man, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Interview with Sylvia Ellis author of Freedom’s Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights Available now, Freedom’s Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights is an eye-opening study of the southern president who came to be a seminal figure of the civil rights movement.  University Press of Florida (UPF): When did you know that you wanted to write this […]

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Take a Walk on Florida’s Wild Side with Lynn Waddell

Q&A with Lynn Waddell author of Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles “I can’t tell you how many times I heard something like, ‘Don’t use my name because my relatives don’t know I’m into this.’” – Lynn Waddell University Press of Florida (UPF): When did you […]

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Now Available in Paperback!

Trout: A True Story of Murder, Teens, and the Death Penalty by Jeff Kunerth “A fascinating and volatile topic.”—Publishers Weekly “Tracks the downward journey of three adolescents involved in the 1991 robbery of a Trout Auto Parts store in Pensacola, FL, during which a clerk named Billy Wayne Coker was shot and killed. . . […]

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Oil, Exploitation, and Transformation in Columbia’s Llanos Orientales

The first book of UPF’s fall season is available now! Territorial Rule in Columbia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales by Jane M. Rausch Pub date: 9/3/2013 The discovery of oil in the 1980s turned Columbia’s “primitive” Llanos Orientales into the fastest growing region in the country, permanently altering this tropical grassland. Jane Rausch […]

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