This winter brought with it much praise for UPF books and authors! Here are some highlights from reviews our books recently received.

 

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

By César Brioso

“Conjures a colorful era of baseball that predated big-money sports.”—Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

Embracing Cuba

By Byron Motley

“Motley’s combined photographic and narrative skills create a succinct and evocative journey that transports the reader into those sides of island life and legacy that engage him most powerfully. . . . The result is this stunning visual and heart-felt narrative of Cuba in all its major dimensions.”—INsights


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

By Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon

“An excellent guide to St. Augustine whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth.”—Family Travelers Magazine

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Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric

By W. Jason Miller

“Invokes readers to reconsider both figures through their shared poetic metaphors of dreaming.”—American Literature

 

 

 

 

The Odyssey of an African Slave

By Sitiki, edited by Patricia C. Griffin

“One of the two best-known Florida slave memoirs in print.”—Florida Times-Union 

 

 

 

Freedom’s Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

By Sylvia Ellis

“Ellis skillfully portrays a man whose heart sided with the underdog, but whose politically astute head was slow to acknowledge and act on those feelings.”—North Carolina Historical Review

 

 

Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

By Brandon Haught

“An excellent source on the intersection between science and Florida politics and how the debates have shaped education and the industry related to it.”—Journal of Southern History

 

 

 

The History of Florida

By Michael Gannon

“A solid political, economic, and military account.”—Journal of American History

 

 

 

Tōkaidō Texts and Tales: Tokaido gojusan tsui by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada

Edited by Andreas Marks with contributions by Laura Allen and Ann Wehmeyer

“An invaluable resource for collectors, art historians, and students of this classic technique. . . . Helps readers share the delight contemporary viewers experienced when these Tōkaidō woodcuts first appeared on the market.”—Asian Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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