Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

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Before the Pioneers

“In this riveting account, Frank moves beyond stories of recent development to uncover the deep history of a place profoundly shaped by mound-builders, slaves, raiders, and traders. This book will change the way you think about Florida history.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “A marvelous … Continue reading Before the Pioneers

2016 Miami Book Fair International

The UPF marketing team traveled to Miami, Florida this month for the annual Miami Book Fair International. We had a great time exhibiting our wide range of books in history, literature, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, and much more at the event's weekend-long street fair. Many of our authors stopped by our booth, including Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of … Continue reading 2016 Miami Book Fair International

Recipe: Churrasco-Style Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Today’s recipe is from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook, which features some of the most beloved recipes from Versailles Restaurant—a Miami institution that has been at the heart of the Cuban-American community for decades. Samantha Zaboski, UPF publicist and subsidiary rights coordinator, tried this recipe in her home kitchen. Here’s why Samantha chose this recipe: As … Continue reading Recipe: Churrasco-Style Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Miami Architecture FLASH SALE

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Alfred Browning Parker! A principal leader of the “Coconut Grove School” of tropical organic architecture, and attaining an almost rock star-like status in his home city of Miami, Parker’s influence has been felt throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Drawing on local materials and the environment, his goal was utility and … Continue reading Miami Architecture FLASH SALE

White Sand Black Beach

"Provides new insights into the torturous legacy of race in Miami through the vantage point of Virginia Beach."--Paul S. George, author of Along the Miami River "With ample measures of passion and research, Bush has written a remarkable book about a special place: Virginia Key, a reminder of the possibilities of protest and change."--Gary R. … Continue reading White Sand Black Beach