http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-nash/lucia-chase-americas-ball_b_386658.html By Richard Nash This coming spring, at the Metropolitan Opera House, American Ballet Theatre will be celebrating its seventieth anniversary season. ABT is well known today as a cultural treasure, one of the great dance companies of the world. Since its inception, it has been acclaimed for its brilliant dancers and bold spirit. Still, … Continue reading BRAVURA! Covered in The Huffington Post
We're excited to offer the first glimpse of the University Press of Florida's spring 2010 catalog to readers of this blog. Click here: UPF Spring 2010 Catalog (please be patient: it takes a little while to load - we'll replace it with a faster file shortly) to browse forthcoming new books! Stay tuned for more on these fascinating … Continue reading It Might As Well Be Spring!
In the two decades since the fiery tragedy on January 28, 1986, which marked the U.S. space program’s first fatal in-flight accident, no historians have fully recorded nor has the technical aerospace community fully discussed the reasons the mission failed and resulted in the death of seven astronauts. Not even the 1986 Congressional hearings brought … Continue reading Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
“The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.”—Rachel Carson (1907–1964) Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss, by Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite, is the latest volume in the Florida History and Culture Series. During the past half-century, the … Continue reading A Florida Paradise Lost?