Archive | November, 2014

Holidays are Here Again, So Give the Gift of Books to Them!

We’re gearing up for the holiday season, and we don’t want you to miss one moment of it! We have books for every reader, and with our cooking, dance, photography, art, and history books (just to name a few), it’s hard to know where to begin. So we recently put together this great Holiday Gift Guide to […]

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La Florida

Now available!  La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence Edited by Viviana Díaz Balsera and Rachel A. May Commemorating Juan Ponce de León’s landfall on the Atlantic coast of Florida, this ambitious volume explores five centuries of Hispanic presence in the New World peninsula, reflecting on the breadth and depth of encounters between the […]

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas! (24/7): Ronald Lankford guest post

Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. is an independent scholar and author of Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, & Silent Nights. He is currently working on a cultural history of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the University Press of New England. . My wife and I took a day off recently to catch up on fall/winter clothes shopping. […]

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71st Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference

Last weekend, UPF director Meredith Babb and editor-at-large Judith Knight traveled up to Greenville, South Carolina for the 2014 meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC). This year’s meeting had record-breaking attendance—and we took record numbers of UPF books with us to display! Between panel sessions and meetings with scholars, we were very busy selling books […]

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Congratulations to our Good Catch authors

Our Good Catch authors, Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson, have been busy traveling across Florida talking about the great food native to the Sunshine State and celebrating the local farmers, fisherman, and workers who make Florida’s bounty possible. Recognizing their efforts, the Agriculture Institute of Florida has presented them with an award of appreciation for “raising awareness of […]

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What to Eat and Drink for a Fully Florida Thanksgiving

Florida may not exactly have the type of fall weather that inspires you to curl up in a thick sweater by a roaring fireplace, but when it comes to food, the Sunshine State is home to exotic cuisine that can make your Thanksgiving dinner uniquely delicious. Need some ideas? The authors of three brand-new Florida […]

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16th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference

This past weekend our acquisitions editor Shannon McCarthy traveled to Pittsburgh to meet with scholars and display UPF books at the annual Modernist Studies Association conference. Take a look at some photos from the book room!  We displayed our newest books in Modernist Studies, and several UPF authors stopped by our tables to say hello: Hear […]

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Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter

“Was this a courageous act of protest or a sad act of madness? This fascinating book explores the line between inspiration and insanity. The case of Marshall Ledbetter is humorous, chilling, and an important story to tell.”—Gary Alan Fine, coauthor of Whispers on the Color Line “I could not put down this book.”—George Singleton, author […]

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UPF in Pictures through the Years

We publish books. We read and write about books. We blog, tweet, and share news about books. At the University Press of Florida, we’re proud of the fantastic work we publish—about 90 books a year—on an incredibly wide variety of topics. We’ve got history; archaeology; anthropology; Latin American studies; literature; aerospace technology and history; sports; gardening; cooking; […]

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Q&A with Mac Stone, author of EVERGLADES: AMERICA’S WETLAND

Last month, we released award-winning photographer Mac Stone’s Everglades: America’s Wetland. Over the past few weeks, Stone has been traveling all over Florida speaking about his work in the Everglades and revealing behind-the-scenes footage of what it’s like to photograph America’s largest subtropical wilderness. Stone recently placed as a finalist in BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and […]

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