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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. […]

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Water from Stone

“A research tour de force that seamlessly melds archaeology, geology, ecology, environmental history, and a contemporary conservation ethic. Not only is this volume a must read for scholars interested in Florida’s past, but it is one that deserves to be read by anyone interested in Florida’s threatened environments.”—T. R. Kidder, Director of the Washington University […]

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The Archaeology of American Mining

“Outstanding. Focuses on the material aspects of mining’s past to understand the American experience in this economic culture.”—Donald L. Hardesty, author of Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State  “Artfully synthesizes the complexities of American mining heritage using archaeology’s broad, temporal scale to generate a baseline for documenting, interpreting, and sustainably […]

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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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Maya E Groups

“Leading archaeologists present the most recent evidence on a complex of architecture, iconography, and artifacts closely linked to the rise of the divine kingships of the an­cient Maya. An important volume for anyone interested in the rise of ancient states.” —Arthur Demarest, author of Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization   “E […]

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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

“Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America “Succeeds admirably in putting us back in touch with the diverse sources of support for the American Colonization Society. We learn much about the complex nature of human motivations and about […]

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New Paperback Release: Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

“An extensive overview of the drug trade in the Americas and its impact on politics, economics, and society throughout the region. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice “A first-rate update on the state of the long-fought hemispheric ‘war on drugs.’ It is particularly timely, as the perception that the war is lost and needs to be […]

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New GATORBYTE: Microbes to Ecosystems

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 campus. They […]

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New Paperback Release: The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

“A fine piece of scholarship. . . . A solid introduction to the archaeology of the fur trade, as well as to the myriad archaeological issues associated with colonial interaction.”—American Antiquity   “Impressive and ambitious, covering centuries of time and much of the North American continent. . . . Admirably balances the enormous numbers of sites, […]

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A Curious Peril

“Demonstrating how literary aspects of H.D.’s late prose contribute to politically attuned cultural work, Vetter astutely counters longstanding claims about H.D.’s ‘escapism.’”—Miranda Hickman, author of The Geometry of Modernism “An important, meticulously researched treatment of H.D.’s post-WWII writing that helps us understand her multiple genre-bending and time-warping moves.”—Madelyn Detloff, author of The Value of Virginia Woolf A […]

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