Archive | February, 2014

On Valentine’s Day, Our Marketing Department Shows the Love for UPF Books

And now, it’s time for some silliness. For Valentine’s Day 2014, we’re introducing what could possibly be the world’s FIRST EVER book acrostic love poems. What, you ask, is a book acrostic love poem? Rule 1: It must be written with (and only with) the first words of book titles. Rule 2: It must be a […]

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Monthly Review Roundup: January 2014

UPF books received some great reviews in January! See what people have been saying about our books over the past month.   Library Journal reviewed Michele Albion’s The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt: Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles By Lynn Waddell “Waddell has the reporter’s eye for odd detail (even […]

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The Intriguing, Paradoxical Zephaniah Kingsley Jr.: Q&A with Daniel Schafer

An Interview with  Daniel L. Schafer author of Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator “A visit to Kingsley Plantation… convinced me that this was a topic of national and international importance that had somehow escaped scholarly attention.’” – Daniel L. Schafer DANIEL L. SCHAFER Professor of History Emeritus and […]

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Jerald T. Milanich on Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida

An Interview with  Jerald T. Milanich  co-author of Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida “[Dimock and his father] apparently first came to Florida to experience life in what was viewed as an “exotic,” still “untamed” setting… there they discovered what to them was a new world.’” – Jerald T. Milanich   JERALD T. MILANICH […]

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2013 Review Recap: Celebrating a Great Year with Outstanding Books

From Miami to Chile to the moon, the authors of these 2013 UPF books have traveled far and their books showcase a wealth of histories and experiences. Throughout the last twelve months, these books have set out on journeys of their own to reach readers across the world. Take a look at where they’ve been over […]

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Crime at Kew: Rare Water Lily Stolen from Gardens

Craig Pittman is an award-winning journalist who writes about environmental issues for Florida’s largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid,  making him the perfect person to weigh in on the latest botanical scandal, this time across the pond: the theft of an extremely rare water […]

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American Horror Story: Coven Season Finale Fact v. Fiction

With an over-the-top season finale that drew 4.2 million viewers, American Horror Story: Coven left many fans disappointed. Carolyn Long considers the elements that stayed (at least a little bit) true to history and points out several of the bigger divergences. “These were great characters in a great setting—if only we’d gotten to know them better,” commented The […]

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Florida Book Awards!

The Florida Book Awards are given every year to the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida culture. Chosen by three-member juries in nine categories, the awards are coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries. We are excited that five books published by the University Press of Florida are among the winners this year, alongside […]

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Africa in Florida

Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State Edited by Amanda B. Carlson and Robin Poynor We’re excited to showcase this beautiful new book! Full of vibrant artwork, poems, photographs, maps, and descriptions of music and dance, Africa in Florida looks at the countless ways immigrants from Africa have impacted Florida’s […]

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