Willy Ley

“Beautifully written. Reveals the vicissitudes of an extraordinarily interesting life.”—Michael J. Neufeld, author of Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War “Willy Ley has been a mystery among spaceflight historians for many years. His role as science writer, advocate, and popularizer is known to many but understood by few. This book unpacks that story.”—Roger D. … Continue reading Willy Ley

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Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases

“Engaging, humorous, and touching. As we meet this crazy real-life cast, Lee shows us that the true character of those on the frontlines of the fight against wildlife crime is integrity and a commitment to protect animals and landscapes.”—Laurel A. Neme, author of Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes … Continue reading Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases

Darwin’s Man in Brazil

"A valuable introduction to Fritz Müller, a colorful and important figure in the story of natural history, but someone who has been seriously neglected by historians of science. This volume helps us gain a better understanding not only of Müller’s many contributions but also of the development of Darwin’s ideas about species diversity."--Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, … Continue reading Darwin’s Man in Brazil

Mary Edwards Bryan

“Sheds new light on one of the nineteenth century South’s most accomplished yet understudied writers. Brown and River’s study of Mary Edwards Bryan presents some of her best writings within the context of her time.”—James M. Denham, coeditor of Echoes from a Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters’ Correspondence from Antebellum Florida “A lost writer of … Continue reading Mary Edwards Bryan

The Life and Crimes of Railroad Bill

Ride, ride, ride---The true story of America's most infamous black outlaw Railroad Bill's legacy is shrouded in mystery and myth, but today we are publishing a book that reveals the truth behind legend: The Life and Crimes of Railroad Bill: Legendary African American Desperado. “Fascinating. Massey brings to life the stories and mysteries surrounding this legendary … Continue reading The Life and Crimes of Railroad Bill

Conservative Hurricane

Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida Matthew T. Corrigan Few governors in modern history have altered the balance of power in their states as fundamentally as Jeb Bush did in Florida. Both hailed and reviled as the most consequential governor to be sworn into office in Tallahassee, Bush radically--and perhaps permanently--changed the dynamics of … Continue reading Conservative Hurricane

Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton

"They were two people who didn't seem to fit together. But the shy, determined Ann Weaver and the rich, gregarious Ralph Norton shared one thing - a passionate love of art. . . . A relationship slowly developed, one that was to forever alter the cultural landscape of Palm Beach County. After all, their names … Continue reading Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton