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The Supreme Court of Florida

“A fascinating judicial study. The importance of the modern high court’s docket is so thoroughly and expertly chronicled in this book: reapportionment, courtroom cameras, personal injury, family law, environmental law, capital punishment, criminal justice, and equal justice under law.”—Thomas E. Baker, coauthor of Appellate Courts: Structures, Functions, Processes, and Personnel   “A highly readable portrait of […]

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We Come for Good

“Offers a unique perspective on tribal approaches to managing historic preservation and addresses the multiplicity of issues common to all tribal historic preservation groups.”—Joe Watkins, director, Tribal Relations and American Cultures Program, National Park Service “A concise, detailed account regarding the enormity of the task THPOs face in successfully navigating the two worlds of federal […]

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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida

“The most authoritative edition of Gonzalo Solís de Merás’s rare eye-witness account of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés’s 1565 expedition to Florida, one of the earliest and most valuable accounts written about any region in the United States.”—J. Michael Francis, author of Invading Colombia: Spanish Accounts of the Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada Expedition of Conquest  “An […]

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Elvis Ignited

“I don’t think there was a better time and place to be a teenager than in Florida in the 1950s. It was such a magical place. Elvis is part of what contributed to that excitement.”—Bob Graham, former Florida governor and United States senator “Kealing tells us the story of what happened when Elvis arrived in […]

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2016 Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. We are pleased to announce our three award-winning titles in this year’s competition. FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia […]

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2016 Review Recap

This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here’s to a year of excellent reviews!   Shrimp Country: Recipes and […]

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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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Slices of Paradise from the Backroads of Florida

This, I think, is what draws people here over and over again: the promise of Eden in bits and pieces. We don’t offer a singular type of paradise as one grand entrée; instead, you can find it in bite-size portions, discover it in slivers and slices around the state, each one situated so that the […]

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Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis’s essay “What the Mermaid […]

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Happy National Book Lovers Day!

It’s a rainy day here in Florida, the perfect kind of day for reading a good book. And guess what—it’s National Book Lovers Day! Here are some great reads from our spring/summer season. E. G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur by Gary Monroe Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town by Marty Jourard Returning North with the […]

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