Tag Archives: Sports

Review Roundup

University Press of Florida books have received lots of positive attention recently.   In an interview with Cathy Salustri about her book, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, the New York Times notes the author “delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested Interstates and explore the state’s […]

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To Understand Olympics Protests, Look to the Past

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This article first appeared in the Huffington Post. When Brazilian protestors extinguished the Olympic flame last week, they provided another reminder that the Rio de Janeiro games will take place in a country wracked by crisis: the […]

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The Invention of the Beautiful Game

“Beautifully researched and engagingly told, this book captures the bitter conflicts and surprising continuities that marked the emergence of a national style in Brazil as it tells the story of the men and women who, despite their many differences, together created ‘the beautiful game. ‘”–Roger Kittleson, author of The Country of Football: Soccer and the […]

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Holiday Book Sale!

Find the perfect gift for all the important people in your life this holiday season with University Press of Florida’s holiday book sale! Click below to view our 2015 Holiday Catalog. From travel to photography, art, cooking, gardening, fishing, sports, literature, history, and more, you’ll find books for every reader. Visit http://www.upf.com and order before December […]

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Havana Hardball

Relive the tumultuous preseason before Robinson broke the color barrier Today marks the release of a book that illuminates one of baseball’s most pivotal seasons: Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League.  “An in-depth look at a pivotal time in baseball history.”—Lou Hernández, author of Baseball’s Great Hispanic Pitchers “Set against the backdrop […]

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2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books

Throughout the past year, our authors have received due recognition for their labors of love. Below, we celebrate a year of reviews in top publications across the country for our wide ranging collection of titles, from cookbooks and history to photography and sports. Take a look at why these books have caught the attention of some […]

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November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

Three themes unite the books within our roundup this month: conservatives, conservation, and connection. Yet the titles included vary widely from cookbooks to scholarly studies. We hope this range will help in your gift hunting endeavors! To top it off, all of the books below are discounted in our 2014 Holiday Sale. Apply code XM14 at […]

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Pitching Around Fidel

Now available! Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports, Revised Edition by S. L. Price S. L. Price, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated since 1994, has been called a “Master of the New Journalism” by the New York Times. We’re pleased to announce that his acclaimed book Pitching Around Fidel […]

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