It’s been a busy and exciting spring for UPF books and authors! First, hear what UPF authors have to say in these recent interviews:
Listen to Bill DeYoung, author of Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down on WGCU News.
You’ll get to hear the actual Mayday call John Lerro made to the Coast Guard when his 600-ft cargo ship hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Listen to Brandon Haught, author of Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom, on WMFE’s Intersection.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal enjoyed two of our new books:
by Daniel L. Schafer
“Kingsley is indeed a puzzling figure, and a fascinating one. He was an adventurer, slave trader, businessman and gimcrack social philosopher. . . . Schafer brings this forgotten man to life.”—Wall Street Journal
by James Dempsey
“[A] sympathetic and pleasing study of this often overlooked patron and critic. . . . Provides the first detailed account of Thayer’s life and of his important but conflicted support of modern writers and artists at the Dial. . . . Enthralling and convincing.”—Wall Street Journal
Intrigued? Listen to an interview with author James Dempsey on Newstalk’s Moncrieff (beginning at 34:00).
by Joshua H. Nadel
“World Cup fans, it’s time for corner kicks and soccer books,” announced the Christian Science Monitor. Take a look—you’ll spot the new Fútbol! and you can even read an excerpt.
by Johnny Molloy
“If you want to take your walk to the next level or just miss the chance to hike in your new semi-tropical home, pick up a copy of Molloy’s latest and explore your own backyard.”—Southwest Florida News-Press
by Peggy Macdonald
Gainesville residents and UF alumni, did you know Lake Alice almost became a cross-campus throughway and 2,000-car parking lot? Find out how Marjorie Harris Carr saved one of Gainesville’s “ecological crown jewels” in Peggy Macdonald’s Gainesville Sun article.
by Caroline Seebohm
by Steven C. Hahn
“Hahn has meticulously told the story of a life largely lost to history. Musgrove was an exceptional individual with a fascinating life story.”—Southern Historian
Edited by Sharon L. Dean
“Speculation over the closeness of her friendship with [Henry] James and the motives for her suicide has dominated accounts of her. The publication of her surviving letters shifts the balance.”—London Review of Books
by Nathaniel Millett
“Millett has breathed new life into a piece of Florida history that was a national topic of discussion in the 19th century but lost its purchase in the Jim Crow milieu of the 20th.”—The Florida Times-Union
Check back next month for more news and reviews!