July Review Roundup: Art, Evolution, and “Alice”

Our recent release of breathtaking photography, a newly illustrated Alice in Wonderland, and works celebrating cultural exploration earned well-deserved praise this month. Take a look!

Learn what happens behind the scenes in competitive ballroom dancing in the Daily Mail‘s interview with Sharon Savoy, author of Ballroom!: Obsession and Passion inside the World of Competitive Dance.

Be sure to watch the video of her award-winning performance.

 

Uelsmann Untitled: A Retrospective

by Jerry Uelsmann

“Uelsmann is a photographer of a very different stripe, creating composite photographs that are richly rewarding, telling a story, often with a strong, mystifying narrative. And also creating a world of haunting beauty, which we are welcome to enter and savor.”—Houston Press

 

Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida

by Andrew Furman

“[A] totally engaging collection of short essays about his 17-year journey toward a deep understanding of the place he has chosen to make his home.” —Florida Weekly

 

The Orlando Sentinel relived Florida’s battles over evolution in Brandon Haught’s Going Ape. “[Haught] dug up Sunshine State ties to the famous Scopes Monkey Trial and information on many other skirmishes over what students should be taught about how life on Earth came to be.”

Plus: read the Tallahassee Democrat’s take on Going Ape, and don’t miss this free preview on NCSE.

“One of the best things about a World Cup year are the books,” says Latino Sports. Check out their interview with Joshua Nadel, author of Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America.


Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

illustrated by Maggie Taylor

“With their painterly richness, their tension between ‘realism’ and artificiality, their diverse source material, and their use of 19th-century photographic images, [Taylor’s illustrations] create a still and magical space that is at once and the same time historical, contemporary, and utterly timeless.”—Society Nineteen

Be sure to read their interview with Maggie and her artistic take on this classic fairytale.

Mission Cemeteries, Mission Peoples: Historical and Evolutionary Dimensions of Intracemetery Bioarchaeology in Spanish Florida

by Christopher M. Stojanowski

“Stojanowski is exposing ethnic diversity, cultural realities, and agencies of Native Peoples of La Florida during a time of world-changing cultural collisions.”—American Catholic Studies

 

Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

by Emily A. Maguire

“An invaluable guide to the unresolved racial dilemma of constructing a Cuban national narrative.”—Research in African Literatures

The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World

by Nathaniel Millett

“Phenomenal and a welcome addition to our understanding of maroon and Atlantic culture.”—Journal of Transatlantic Studies

Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

by Jay A. Gertzman

“Makes a very valuable contribution to the history of censorship in twentieth-century America, to the publishing history of modernism and indeed to book history more generally.”—Literature & History

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