Archive | September, 2014

Rebel on Pointe

“Wilson has a gift for telling stories…Rebel on Pointe is one terrific read that fans of all ages will enjoy for its clear storytelling, historic perspectives and histrionic characters from someone who lived to see the status of women greatly elevated, and who was herself a part of that story.”—Critical Dance “Touching and beautiful; Lee […]

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The Peace of Blue

The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys Bill Belleville According to Carl Hiaasen, Bill Belleville “writes gorgeously and straight from the heart.” In The Peace of Blue, the documentarian and nature writer guides you on a lyrical journey to the natural places in Florida and the Caribbean that have been forged and shaped by water. He […]

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A conversation with author David Dorsey

This week’s launch party for Fourth Down in Dunbar was a big success. On Tuesday night David Dorsey signed copies of his book for a large crowd at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida, and the book sold out! If you missed the event and want to know what all the buzz is […]

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Fishing for Spotted Seatrout

  Fishing for Spotted Seatrout: From the Carolinas To Texas Jan S. Maizler In Fishing for Spotted Seatrout, Jan Maizler, a world-renowned light tackle expert, shares more than 30 years’ experience and innovative tactics for catching this popular fish in its range from the Carolinas to Texas. For beginners and veteran fishermen, Maizler covers every […]

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The Scent of Scandal

SILVER MEDAL WINNER, FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS Releasing today in paperback, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid unspools like a riveting mystery novel, stranger than anything in Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief or the film, Adaptation. Discovered in Peru in 2002, the Phragmipedium kovachii quickly became the most sought-after orchid in the […]

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Fourth Down in Dunbar

Deion Sanders, Jevon Kearse, Earnest Graham, Sammy Watkins and other NFL stars from Fort Myers, Florida are featured in Fourth Down in Dunbar, which we are pleased to be publishing today. Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King says, “Rarely have we gotten such a vivid look into the reality of how big-time players avoided becoming […]

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Discovering Florida

Discovering Florida: First Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast Edited and Translated by John E. Worth Discovering Florida compiles all the major writings of Spanish explorers who visited Florida’s lower gulf coast during the earliest stages of European conquest, between 1513 and 1566.  Including transcriptions of the original Spanish documents as […]

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Thunder on the River: The Civil War in Northeast Florida

“Solidly researched and thorough in its presentation of the region’s wartime military, social, and political history, Thunder on the River is the most impressive book published about the Civil War in Florida in recent memory.”—Civil War Books and Authors “A fast-paced social history of the Civil War in northeastern Florida.”—John David Smith, editor of Black […]

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Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science

 “Readers of [Shinn’s] autobiography are likely to be…charmed.”—The New York Times “A must-read.”—Geologos “Read the book, and become a friend of a most remarkable man”—AAPG Explorer We are pleased to introduce the new paperback edition of Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science, an autobiography by geologist Gene Shinn. Known worldwide among geologists, marine scientists, and […]

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UPF Announces Promotions, New Hires and Publicity Team

For immediate release September 16, 2014 University Press of Florida Announces Promotions, New Hires and Publicity Team Gainesville, Fla—The University Press of Florida (UPF) is pleased to announce staffing changes in two departments. The Editorial, Design, and Production Department has made personnel changes due to the retirement of longtime EDP Manager Lynn Werts. At the […]

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