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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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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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Backroads of Paradise

“A handy road companion for any tourist, newcomer, or longtime Floridian who wants to get off the beaten path and travel back in time.”–Bobby Braddock, Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter “In staccato bursts of frenzy and passion, Salustri has written a modern love story affirming her tangled relationship with the Sunshine State. Retracing the […]

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Exploring Key West and the Dry Tortugas

Written by Shanna Merceron   Picking up a copy of Robert Silk’s An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys was like hopping into my dad’s old Tahoe and cruising down the Florida coast. Ever since my father was old enough, he was taking trips from the cold Jersey shore to the warm […]

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An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys

“As essential as sunscreen and a must-have for anyone visiting or living in South Florida.”–Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America’s Wetland “An alluring snapshot, capturing the regions’ fun side with fishing, fantasy, food, and an overall funky feel.”–Mary Barley, chair, Everglades Trust “Delivers all of the hidden and not-so-hidden gems that even the most discerning […]

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Intern Guest Post: My Journey North with Spring

On February 27, my friends and I set out on a journey of a lifetime. We were headed north—through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee—and made stops along the way to enjoy the best of what each place had to offer.

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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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Why Michener Matters

By Stephen May, author of Michener’s South Pacific Like many people I associate certain writers and artists with particular places: Hemingway with Spain, Toulouse-Lautrec with Paris, Dickens with London, Georgia O’Keeffe with New Mexico, and Paul Gauguin with Tahiti, and so on.  If you mention Hawaii and the South Pacific, I might think of flower […]

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