Archive | December, 2016

A Writer’s View: Why I Chose UPF

By Bob H. Lee, author of Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden   An old jalopy creaking down a pot-holed dirt road in the dark aptly portrays my journey to find a publisher for my first book. Uncertainty and confusion became the norm until one day I finally succeeded. Here’s my take […]

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Why Writers Should Keep Diaries: Lessons From Virginia Woolf

Written by Barbara Lounsberry, author of Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read and Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read   The great English writer and thinker Virginia Woolf kept a diary from age 14 until four days before her suicide in 1941. Woolf’s beloved works—Mrs. Dalloway, To […]

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Painting in a State of Exception

“Brings long overdue recognition and reevaluation to Nueva Figuración. Offers a contemporary reexamination of the artworks beyond that of Argentina’s complex political history for a more global interpretation.”—Carol Damian, author of Neorealism and Contemporary Colombian Painting “Chronicles an important and little-known episode in the history of Argentine art and thoughtfully locates the movement within the […]

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Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Tapping the Source

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how […]

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Florida’s Minority Trailblazers

“Saves a piece of Florida political history by narrating the personal stories of the state’s ‘minority trailblazers’ from the Civil Rights Movement to the present day.”–Richard E. Foglesong, author of Immigrant Prince: Mel Martinez and the American Dream “Captures Florida’s ongoing political transition from a ‘yellow-dog,’ lily-white state to one where diversity is beginning to […]

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Cuba: A Reading List

In the wake of Fidel Castro’s death, coupled with the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, interest in the country has spiked. We’ve curated a selection of our books on Cuba’s revolution, culture, and daily life for both those planning to visit as well as those wanting to learn more about the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Last-minute shopping is a lot easier with University Press of Florida’s Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve gathered together a wide variety of our newest books to help you find the perfect gift for all the special people in your life. Not only will your loved ones be delighted by their new literary treasures, but with all […]

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Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: The Shark Attack Files

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know […]

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New GATORBYTE: Tapping the Source

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF […]

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New GATORBYTE: The Shark Attack Files

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF […]

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