Review Roundup

It’s been a busy summer for reviews at UPF! Two new books, Silent Films in St. Augustine and Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band were just reviewed in Library Journal:   John Capouya’s Florida Soul “adds a significant entry to the scholarship on soul music. . . . Throughout these … Continue reading Review Roundup

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March 2016 Paperback Releases

. In Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down author Bill DeYoung tells the story of the worst ship-bridge collision in U.S. history. . . An intimately detailed account of this disaster, its victims and the survivors, the legal aftermath, as well as a complete history of the bridge, … Continue reading March 2016 Paperback Releases

August Review Roundup

Read highlights from some of the best reviews we received in August! . Seth C. McKee's book Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine State received a welcome shout-out from the Tallahassee Democrat, who stated that "if timing is everything in politics, the University Press of Florida just hit a publishing jackpot." . . . . . . The Florida Times-Union published … Continue reading August Review Roundup

Origins of the Dream

Though long suspected by some, the link between Langston Hughes’s poetry and Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches is conclusively revealed for the first time in Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric, by Langston Hughes expert W. Jason Miller. We are excited to announce the publication of this book today. Are you in … Continue reading Origins of the Dream