This past year, we were proud to see our books and authors recognized again and again in media outlets across the country. We’re celebrating a year of excellent reviews! Here are some of the top reviews UPF books received in 2015.

 

Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League

by César Brioso 

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The book also got a notable shout-out from Publishers Weekly on their list of upcoming books on Cuba, and Brioso was featured on USA Today’s “The Walkoff Podcast.”

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Origins_of_the_DreamWith W. Jason Miller‘s discovery of a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s original “I Have a Dream” speech came extensive media coverage, including numerous references to his UPF book Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric. The Associated Press broke the story and released an accompanying video, and a bevy of news outlets ran it or gave it their own unique spin: a shortlist includes ABC News, BBCCNN, New York Post, The Guardian, and USA Today among others.

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0816Jane Nickerson’s Florida Cookbook, published in 1985, caught the eye of New York Times food editor Sam Sifton. He remembers author Jane Nickerson serving as the newspaper’s first food editor and urges readers who come across her book to “purchase it immediately.”

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Silver_SpringsCNN highlighted 10 photographs from photographer Bruce Mozert and mentioned Gary Monroe‘s book Silver Springs: The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert, a compilation of the photographer’s legendary work.

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Embracing Cuba 

by Byron Motley

Booklist not only gave the book a star rating, but also awarded it “Best Travel Book of the Year.”

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Cuban_Revelations_PBK_RGBCuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

by Marc Frank

“A profound and nearly unrivaled saga of political transition and transformation.”—Daily Beast

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Conservative_HurricaneConservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida

by Matthew T. Corrigan

“The definitive rebuttal to those who portray [Bush] as a moderate.”—Wall Street Journal

Corrigan was also quoted in a number of other periodicals for his expertise on Bush, including Time, USA Today, New York Times, New Yorker, Politicoand National Journal.

 

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Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs

by Lu Vickers and Cynthia Wilson-Graham

“Paints a picture of a place of fun during a painful period in time, comparing it to other tourist spots set aside exclusively for African-Americans at the time.”—Daily Mail

Slate featured photographs from the book.

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Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters

by Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson

“If you’ve fished off Florida’s coast, pulled bass from Lake Okeechobee or drifted in the St. Johns or Ocklawaha rivers, then maybe you’ve also slurped oysters harvested from Apalachicola Bay, dug into spiny lobster in the Florida keys . . . If you’ve sampled that, then you’ll relish Good Catch. . . . If you haven’t, this book will be a delicious and warm introduction to the ‘hard-working farmers of the sea.’”—Chicago Tribune

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Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America’s Oldest City

by Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon

“Before Jamestown, before Plymouth, there was St. Augustine… Gordon discusses St. Augustine’s colonial architecture and studies its ancient maps before examining the city street by street.”—Chicago Tribune

 

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Sorghums_SavorSorghum’s Savor

by Ronni Lundy

“Deep look at the lengthy history of this versatile Appalachian staple, which can lend bittersweet base notes to everything from biscuits and cocktails to curries and salads.”—Garden and Gun

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Skyway_RGBSkyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down


by Bill DeYoung

Miami Herald, Fox, and CBS featured Bill DeYoung when a memorial to the victims of the Skyway bridge crash victims was erected earlier this year.

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6061Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters

by Amanda Harris

Miami Herald talked with Harris about her book Fruits of Eden and the courageous story of David Fairchild.

 

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george_merrickGeorge Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables 

by Arva Moore Parks 

“A sweeping account of how one man came to symbolize the optimism of his time and how his idea for a ‘master suburb’ with plenty of greenery would prove prescient.”Miami Herald 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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