Fall 2018 Paperback Releases

Everglades Patrol By Tom Shirley “In his 30 years patrolling the Everglades, former wildlife officer Tom Shirley saw his share of panthers and poachers. But it’s his tales of tangling with alligators that really gets your skin crawling. . . . When it comes to the Everglades, few people share Shirley’s knowledge and perspective.”—Tampa Bay Times … Continue reading Fall 2018 Paperback Releases

Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

“This exciting volume brings together new bioanthropological research from the Maya area and the Valley of Mexico concerning ancient migration, mortuary practices, and identity. A critical and innovative resource for all students of the ancient Americas.” —Geoffrey E. Braswell, editor of The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors: Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts, and Ceramics “Highlights … Continue reading Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

St. Augustine’s Ghosts

From doomed pirates to mischievous soldiers to spectral nuns, St. Augustine's Ghosts: The History behind the Hauntings features famous spirits from St. Augustine’s legendary paranormal past. Set in the city’s iconic cemeteries, courtyards, and houses, these stories recount the most mysterious encounters and sightings that have been passed down for generations among residents of St. … Continue reading St. Augustine’s Ghosts

My Unlikely Path to an Apollo and Space Shuttle Career

Read on for an excerpt from Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home.  In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons—a former lead engineer in support of NASA—takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years.  Readers may be surprised … Continue reading My Unlikely Path to an Apollo and Space Shuttle Career

William Morgan

"Elegantly written and based upon Shieldhouse's extensive interviews with the architect, William Morgan is indispensable, opening new avenues of understanding why and how Morgan's research about earth and pre-Columbian architecture enabled an extraordinary oeuvre of humanist architecture in the globalizing world, achieving the embodiment of his democratic and pioneering multicultural, environmental, and ethical agenda."—Jean-François Lejeune, coeditor of Modern … Continue reading William Morgan

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2018

The University Press of Florida traveled to Tampa, Florida, last week to attend the annual Southern Independent Bookseller's Alliance Discovery Show. We displayed some of our newest books and enjoyed meeting with indie booksellers from across the South. Thanks to everyone who visited us at our tables! Here are some of the books we brought … Continue reading Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2018

Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

“This superb collection of essays highlights the continent-wide diversity of ‘spaces of freedom’ sought out by fugitive slaves in North America. It brilliantly evokes the motives and strategies, risks and experiences of thousands who ventured routes of refuge beyond the ‘drinking gourd’ that led to the North.”—Sydney Nathans, author of A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, … Continue reading Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America