We’re proud to present some highlights from February reviews of UPF books. The first three are brand new books, and will be published in April. We can’t wait! Take a sneak peek here:

Long Key: Flagler’s Island Getaway for the Rich and Famous

by Thomas Neil Knowles

“Knowles’ slender work on this forgotten little resort in the Florida Keys, to be published April 2, is evocative archaeology, a reminder of a time when travel, while onerous in its way, was a gentler pursuit for genteel folk. … Long Key has its own ghost story, a poignant reminder of three decades of glorious simplicity.”New York Post

Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida

by Andrew Furman

“This love letter to the Sunshine State is a collection of witty observations and simple pleasures.”Publishers Weekly

Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

by Joshua H. Nadel

“Well-crafted insights about the many ways football reflects and challenges Latin American societies.”Kirkus Reviews

Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

by Marc Frank

“A seminal account of Fidel Castro’s failing health and transfer of power; of his younger brother Raúl’s differing style and early record in government; of the plan hatched for sweeping economic reform; and of changes in U.S. policy under the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.”National Post

Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut

by Paul R. Mullins

“Traces the sweet’s history—from its World War I role as a taste of home for the troops to the midcentury rise of roadside doughnut shops—and gets to the center of the health dispute over Homer Simpson’s favorite snack.”—Reminisce Magazine

Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Edited by Karen L. Cox

“A superb addition to the flourishing field of tourism studies. … Underscores the importance of heritage tourism in shaping how the South defines itself. … Destination Dixie is a well-written, delightfully nuanced, and historically relevant work.”—Journal of American History

Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down

by Bill DeYoung

In Gainesville Magazine, author Bill DeYoung tells what it was like to write about the worst ship-bridge disaster in U.S. history:

“What really happened? How—and why? I began to dig deeper. Soon I got pretty familiar with the principal characters, especially John Lerro, the harbor pilot who’d been in command of the ship. In Lerro, I found a protagonist right out of a Shakespearean tragedy. Here was a man who was simply doing his job, and over the course of two minutes — for that was all it took — his life, his world, everything he knew, came crashing down.”

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