Review Roundup: April 2014

Check out some highlights from reviews UPF books have received this past month!

 

FurmanLJBitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida

by Andrew Furman

“Furman charms his audience. . . . The writings are enlightening, even captivating.”—Library Journal

 

 

Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids

by Laura Albritton

“I was at the Bookstore getting breakfast and while I was waiting for it to be prepared, I was looking around, you know, just looking here and there, nothing serious, and for some reason, I was drawn to the book, Miami for Families.”—Coconut Grove Grapevine

 

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment

by Peggy Macdonald

“An absorbing account of a remarkable woman and the two great loves of her life.”—Gainesville Sun

“Demonstrates . . . that there are often many obstacles, seen and unseen, in any environmental battle and that it often takes someone with exceptional dedication and vision to lead to the right outcome.”—Lakeland Ledger

 

Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

by Brandon Haught

“My book is about history, but it’s also about the present,” Haught told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “I think that’s very important for folks to get a feel for how it happened. This war is not over and it’s not going to be over for many years to come.”

 

Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast

by Tom Cox and John M. Ruter

“Consider this guide if you are interested in conifers, which are among the most beautiful and versatile of all landscape plants.”—Michican Gardener

 

Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton

by Caroline Seebohm

“Anyone who doubts that Ann Norton was a serious artist should read Caroline Seebohm’s new biography.”—Palm Beach Daily News

 

Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

by Jay A. Gertzman

“A fascinating and highly detailed biography of one of the strangest characters in American literary history.”—Journal of American Culture

 

Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

by W. Jason Miller

“An in-depth study of Hughes’s relationship to these gruesome events that marked his lifetime has not been undertaken until now. . . . No one has previously shown how the violence of lynching fundamentally shaped this titanic twentieth-century writer.”—College Literature

 

Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

by Daniel L. Schafer

“Brings to life the man Kingsley with all his flaws, contradictions and genius for success, placing him in the context of the turbulent times known as the ‘Age of Revolution’ that intermittently convulsed both sides of the Atlantic.”—Florida Times-Union

And in case you missed it, this book is now a triple award winner!

 

From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Edited by Clarence R. Geier, Douglas D. Scott, and Lawrence E. Babits

Civil War Books and Authors was eager to snatch up this brand-new book: “Civil War battlefield archaeology can tell us a great deal. . . .  This book . . . [is] a deeply persuasive argument for increased partnership in Civil War studies between archaeologists and practitioners of traditional documentary history.”

The History of Florida

Edited by Michael Gannon

Gannon was named “the sage of St. Augustine” in a recent profile in Gainesville Magazine:

“[Michael Gannon] figures his personal history has been entwined with that of the city of St. Augustine for half a century. . . . The 87-year-old Gannon is passionate about preserving the city’s historic colonial buildings and telling the real stories behind them.”

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