Archive | January, 2015

UPF Announces Two New Books in Modernist Literature

The University Press of Florida is pleased to announce the publication of two new titles in modernist literature. These books look at the work of Irish writers in exile and how D. H. Lawrence’s “savage pilgrimage” to Mexico and New Mexico impacted American literature. . Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel […]

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Spies and Shuttles

We are proud to announce the publication of Spies and Shuttles: NASA’s Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA, by James E. David. “A pioneering work. David has performed a herculean task.”—Matthew M. Aid, author of Intel Wars: The Secret History of the Fight against Terror “Reveals the long, complicated, and fascinating relationship between NASA, […]

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The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Today we are proud to announce the publication of The Failure of Term Limits in Florida, by Kathryn A. DePalo. The Failure of Term Limits in Florida is a tour de force examination of the unintended and surprising consequences of the new incumbency advantage in the Sunshine State. In 1992, Florida voters approved an amendment to […]

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Sherds of History

This title and all historical archaeology titles are currently discounted in our Conference on Historical & Underwater Archaeology sale. Use code CHUA15 at checkout. Today we proudly publish Myriam Arcangeli’s Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe.  “If pots could talk, their most interesting stories would be about ceramic cultures,” says Arcangeli in the opening of her book. Ceramics […]

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How the Poetry of Langston Hughes Inspired Martin Luther King’s First Dream

About today’s guest writer: W. Jason Miller is associate professor of English at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture, a book that investigates the nearly three dozen poems written by Hughes on the subject of lynching to explore its varying effects on survivors, victims, and accomplices. His […]

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2015 SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology

Last weekend UPF director Meredith Babb and acquisitions editor Erika Stevens traveled to Seattle to display books and chat with archaeologists at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. They brought tons of UPF books in historical and maritime archaeology, and the books flew off our tables! Check out some photos taken […]

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Ancestors of Worthy Life

This title and all historical archaeology titles are currently discounted in our Conference on Historical & Underwater Archaeology sale. Use code CHUA15 at checkout. Today we publish Teresa S. Moyer’s Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare. The newest title in our Cultural Heritage Studies Series, Ancestors of Worthy Life examines historic preservation at Baltimore’s Mount […]

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The Archaeology of Smoking and Tobacco

This title and all historical archaeology titles are currently discounted in our Conference on Historical & Underwater Archaeology sale. Use code CHUA15 at checkout. We’re proud to announce the publication of Georgia L. Fox’s The Archaeology of Smoking and Tobacco, a new title in University Press of Florida’s The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective Series. Over 1 billion people smoke tobacco […]

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2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books

Throughout the past year, our authors have received due recognition for their labors of love. Below, we celebrate a year of reviews in top publications across the country for our wide ranging collection of titles, from cookbooks and history to photography and sports. Take a look at why these books have caught the attention of some […]

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Looking back on a great season of book events

Thanks to readers in Florida and across the United States, UPF authors had a fantastic season of book events this past fall. We’ve gathered some photos from their talks and signings, and we’re pleased to share them here. Take a look at a few of the book events that took place in September through December! […]

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